No image available
Member recipe

Lemon fairy cakes

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(3 ratings)

Member recipe by


Serves 1 - 14 Cakes

Easy, quick, and great for kids.

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • For the cake:
  • 125g of caster sugar
  • 125g of softened butter
  • 125g of self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon/ 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • For the icing:
  • 115g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (or other flavouring)
  • Food colouring


    1. Preheat oven to 190c/ 160c fan/ gas 5.
    2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar with whisk or electric mixer until smooth.
    3. Add softly beaten eggs slowly, followed by Vanilla extract and lemon juice.
    4. Add half of the flour and mix until smooth. Then, add the milk and rest of the flour and continue to mix until smooth.
    5. Spoon into cases or fairy cake tray, and cook for 12-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Test they are cooked all the way through by inserting a knife into the deepest part, and it should come out clean.
    6. Cool the cakes until they are totally cool to touch.
    7. Mix icing as per instruction on the packet, and add any food colouring and flavouring as desired. Decorate the cakes as desired.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
11th Jan, 2013
Yummy, made these for cake sale and were all sold and enjoyed immensely!
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.