Classic Fairy Cakes

Classic Fairy Cakes


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Little cakes were known as fairy cakes before they were cupcakes. Excellent for kids birthday parties or for making with children on a rainy day. Decorate with chocolate buttons, hundreds and thousands, jelly beans or any other decorations.


Serves: 12 

  • Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 115g sugar
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 115g butter, melted
  • Icing
  • 135g icing sugar
  • 55g butter
  • 30g cocoa powder, sifted

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cases.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the flour and the melted butter, gently folding the mixture together.
  4. Pour the mixture evenly into the paper cases.
  5. Bake the cakes for 10-15 minutes, until golden on top and a skewer inserted carefully into one of the buns comes out clean. Allow to cool for ten minutes on a wire rack before removing from tin. Once the buns are cool, ice them liberally and smooth with a knife.
  6. Icing: Whip together the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder.

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Reviews (4)


Yummy cupcakes. I used extra butter and a teaspoon of water in the icing. - 28 Jul 2011


Gotta love the good 'ol fairy cake! These were gone in a flash of a fairy wand with icing to spare....we'll be revisiting this recipe often. - 01 Oct 2009


I've made this one about 5 times.. each time its turned amazing.. Absolutely the yummiest cup cake.. - 30 Aug 2013

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