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Fairy Cakes Recipe a Baking Essential

A Fairy Cake recipe is a simple but essential cake recipe for every baker. This humble plain cake can be transformed into a perfect masterpiece adorned with butter cream and sculptured sugar paste creations. Or an hour of messy fun for children and adults alike. Below is my favourite basic essential fairy cake recipe.   
Easy Fairy cakes cake recipe
Fairy Cake Recipe

Fairy Cake recipe (makes 24-36 depending on cake case size)

heat the oven to 180 degrees C / Gas 4


    3 eggs (beaten)

    170g / 6oz golden caster sugar
    170g / 6oz butter or baking margarine (softened)
    170g / 6oz self raising flour (sifted)
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    • place the butter and sugar into a bowl, and cream together with a hand whisk until pale and fluffy.
    • add a third of the beaten egg and whisk on high until combined
    • add a spoonful of flour (this will help prevent the mixture from curdling) and mix.
    • add some more of the egg and beat together, add a spoonful of flour and mix.
    • add the remaining egg and mix, then add the remaining flour and gently fold in using a spatula or wooden spoon until combine together.
    • spoon the mixture into your cake cases, filling to half way if you want a level cake or to three quarters full for a larger cake
    • bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes approx, test with a skewer which should come out clean
    • remove from tray and place on a wire rack to cool
    Add decorations of your choice or eat as they are, even better still warm from the oven.

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    1. YES! I refuse to call them cup cakes, they are fairy cakes!!!

    2. Thank you for sharing another great recipe! Fairy Cakes is such a great term for these sweet little things!

      What a great blog you have! We are also fellow foodies (sweet particularly!!) and were just wondering whether you would be interested in following each others blogs?

      Have a great day and good luck with all of your cooking adventures :)

      Chloe & Sarah

    3. Glad you've gone with fairy cakes - sounds so much prettier than cup cakes ;-)


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