Fairy cakes being iced

Fairy cakes

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

makes 20-24

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (24)

  • kcal90
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0.2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 75g butter, softened
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  • 50g vegetable oil
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate

  • 250g icing sugar
  • food colouring (optional)
  • Your choice of sprinkles such as hundreds and thousands, sugar stars, berries or small sweets

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 2 x 12 hole bun tins or mini muffin tins with paper cake cases. Put all the fairy cake ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together with electric hand beaters until smooth. If you don’t have these you can use a wooden spoon or balloon whisk (see tip).

  2. Dollop the mixture into the prepared cases until it’s all used up. Bake for 10-12 mins or until golden and springy. To be sure they’re cooked through, poke a cocktail stick into the centre of one of the cakes in a middle row – if it comes out cleanly, it’s cooked. Leave to cool in the tin for 5-10mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

  3. Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make it the consistency of thick cream. Colour some or all of the icing with a few drops of your chosen food colouring(s) then drizzle over the top of the cooled fairy cakes. Sprinkle with your chosen toppings while the icing is still wet. Leave to set firm before serving. Will keep for 2 days in an airtight container.

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ChickeyH83
13th Aug, 2017
3.8
Quick and easy recipe. I made these with my daughter on a rainy day and they were very tasty. Should the recipe say 50ml of oil instead of g?
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