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Simple fairy cakes

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Fairy cakes are a great recipe to introduce your children to baking and are a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together. Let your creativity run wild when decorating.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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For the cakes

For the icing

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • Sprinkle decorations

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Line a muffin tray with 10-12 paper cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Beat together the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs one at a time mixing between each addition. Add the vanilla extract.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 100g 3½ oz White caster sugar (we use Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Carefully fold in the flour until just incorporated.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden on top. Insert the tip of a knife into the cases to check that they are baked throughout. If they are ready the knife should be clean when removed from the sponge.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Allow to cool on a rack.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the icing, add a few drops of water to the icing sugar until the consistency becomes smooth and glossy. Add more water if needed, or if the icing becomes too runny add a touch more icing sugar to thicken.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Spoon the icing on to each cake and decorate with a handful of coloured sprinkles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sprinkle decorations