Monday, 16 April 2012

Delicate Fairy Cakes recipe

Delicious Fairy Cakes are light and fluffy, great for children and adults...

100g (4oz) soft margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
Vanilla essence
Butter Cream:
150g (6oz) icing sugar
75g (3oz) margarine


  1. Pre-heat oven to gas5, 190'C
  2. Put cake cases into a cake tin holder
  3. Cream the margarine and caster sugar together until light and fluffy
  4. Beat eggs in a separate container and add little at a time to the margarine and sugar mixture and mix carefully
  5. Mix in vanilla essence
  6. Add flour and fold the mixture together to add and keep the air bubbles
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cake cases - be careful not to over fill!
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch
  9. Let the cakes cool before putting them on a cooling tray
  10. Clean up the dirty equipment whilst waiting for the cakes to cool!
  11. Make butter cream by mixing butter and icing sugar together
  12. When the cakes are cool, cut out the top and cut it in half. Spoon the butter cream into the hole and put the two (2) halves up like a fairy's wings

- If you have a lid for your vanilla essence, add 1-2 full lids of vanilla essence to the mixture to get the perfect flavour!
- Only fill your cases to 1/2 or 3/4 to leave room to grow, and not over-spill
- Cut the top off and cut the 'lid' you made in half again. Fill the hole you made with icing or butter cream and place the 2 halves of the 'lid' at an angle into the butter cream/ icing to make it look like fairy's wings!


  1. They are delicious, nice and fluffy!

    Thanks for the tips

  2. I've made some because they look amazing! I love the decorations on the picture.