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Fabulous Fairycakes

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Serves 1 - 12 Cakes

Great fun to make and to eat!! Loved by children and adults alike!

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  • 130g unsalted butter
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 130g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • For the Butter Cream Frosting;
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • You could try adding 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp vanilla or coffee extract, or 25g cocoa powder to the butter cream filling to try different flavours.


    1. Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
    3. Whisk the beaten eggs and vanilla into the butter mix.
    4. Sift in half of the flour and fold into the mixture. Stir in the milk. Sift in the rest of the flour and mix well.
    5. Spoon into paper cases and put into the oven until lightly golden on top, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
    6. Spread the butter cream frosting over the cakes.
    7. Eat and enjoy!

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