Bring a touch of magic to your kitchen with these simple fairy cake recipes. These dainty bites are drizzled with icing and styled however you like – kids will love sprinkling, smattering and scattering their chosen decorations. They're also great for bake sales and make an easy storecupboard treat.


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1. Iced fairy cakes

Fairy cakes with icing and marshmallows

Our colourful little iced fairy cakes are so simple that anyone can master them. Get the kids to test out their kitchen skills by helping with mixing, egg cracking and icing the sponges. Get your marshmallows and sprinkles at the ready!

2. Pretty pink fairy cakes

Pink iced fairy cakes with sweets

These super simple sponges are the perfect cake canvas for kids to let loose on. Our classic fairy cake recipe is so easy to make, and this is a great activity for a party or a rainy Sunday afternoon. Let children pick their favourite colours for the icing and get a variety of sweets at the ready for decorating.

3. Chocolate fairy cakes

Chocolate fairy cakes in cases on a board

A delightful treat for little chocoholics! Our cute chocolate fairy cakes feature a light cocoa-enriched sponge topped with soft, fudgy icing. Easy to make and ready in under an hour, they're a go-to snack if the mid-afternoon hunger pangs come calling.

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4. Dotty banana fairy cakes

Fairy cakes with multi coloured sweets

We're going bananas for dotty fairy cakes. These simple cakes are pretty as a picture and ready for a party. The banana adds a little sweetness and keeps the sponge moist. Even the least confident of bakers will be able to master them, too. If you prefer, you can make them with chocolate icing – they'll be just as good!

5. Chocolate & banana fairy cakes

Fairy cakes with banana slices

You can't beat a classic flavour combination like chocolate and banana, and our easy banana fairy cakes take just 10 minutes to prep. A dollop of white chocolate icing and a dusting of cinnamon makes these treats perfect for kids and grown-ups alike. If you're transporting your cakes, brush the banana slices with a little lemon juice to stop them going brown.

6. Glamorous fairy cakes

Pink and green fairy cakes topped with icing and roses

Want to impress someone special? Our dainty frosted fairy cakes would make a great Mother's Day bake or gift for a teacher. Decorate them with crystallised whole flowers or petals for an easy sophisticated finish. We've gone for pale pastel colours in the icing, but you can add a few extra drops of food colouring for a brighter effect.

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