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Iced fairy cakes

Iced fairy cakes

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Makes 12

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cake

  • kcal331
  • fat22g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g very soft butter
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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 200g very soft butter
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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g icing sugar
  • food colouring, sprinkles, marshmallows etc

Method

  1. Ask a grown-up helper to turn the oven on to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put a paper case in each bun hole.

  2. Put the sugar and butter (it must be soft or you won’t be able to mix it properly) in a bowl and mix it together. Sift in the flour.

  3. Break the eggs into a separate bowl (spoon out any bits of shell that fall in) and add them to the bowl with the vanilla. Mix everything together.

  4. Divide between the cases using a spoon, scraping it off with a knife. Ask a grown-up helper to put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Mix the butter and icing sugar to make a creamy icing. Add colouring, if you like. Push an icing nozzle into an icing bag, then scoop in the icing.

  6. Let the cakes cool completely in the tray. Pipe icing onto each cake and decorate with marshmallows or sprinkles, or whatever you like.

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kandi1
10th Aug, 2013
5.05
Made these for a birthday party - really easy and taste great.
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Ash_0203
23rd Jul, 2013
I absolutely love this recipe! Quick, easy and gorgeous looking cakes at the end. Can't fault this recipe. Perfect for kids during summer holidays... Xx
caitlin683
9th Apr, 2013
I'm thinking of making these for a car boot is this resipe cheep for what it is I would like it very much if someone would tell me :)
tomlin121
21st Mar, 2013
5.05
I made these for my sons lunchbox they went down so well that I even caught my husband eating them!
gemz_1987
9th Mar, 2013
5.05
I made these for Mother's Day and they tasted amazing! Didn't quite make 12 though but its about quality not quantity :)
rubyrose21
2nd Mar, 2013
Made this today it was very easy and effective with nozzles . I would recommend this recipe .
rubyrose21
2nd Mar, 2013
Made this today it was very easy and effective with nozzles . I would recommend this recipe .
noddy1978
22nd Feb, 2013
Followed this recipe to the letter with big eggs and sustituted the vinilla for milk. these were the best i'd made using internet recipes.I cut these in half when cooled, added some fresh whipped cream and layered chocolate spread on top. I also added chocholate ice-cream on the side
vixtoto
10th Oct, 2012
4.05
Just made these with my 2 yr old son and we added left over choc chips. Taste fab :)
shlush
25th Sep, 2012
4.05
These were really quick and easy to make. Mine didn't rise as much as I had expected. I might add a bit of baking powder in the future. I also used half the quantities for the icing - and even then I had some left over!

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