Whether you are baking for boredom, teaching life skills to your little ones, looking for fun activities to do on an upcoming sleepover or short of treats for your youngsters’ birthday party. A simple fairy cake recipe is always essential to learn. Making delicious fairy cakes really are easy and fun to make too. Your kids can easily get involved and channel all their creative juices using creamy icing, mixing food colouring or learning how to craft butterfly cakes.
Check out our simple baking recipe below…
Fairy Cakes Recipe (Makes 12) Ingredients:
- 225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 225g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 225g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper fairy cake cases.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the mixture.
- Stir in the milk to make a smooth batter.
- Divide the batter evenly between the fairy cake cases in the 12-hole bun tin.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Allow time to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Decorate with icing sugar or your favourite icing. Enjoy! Note: You can also add a tsp of vanilla extract or your favourite essence to the batter.
Plenty of sprinkles
If you want to encourage your kids to become culinary artists and experiment with colour and textures then you should go all out with your decorations. Here are a few decoration ingredients you can add to your sweet fairy cakes to make them stand out from the crowd…
A handful of sweets
If you want to use chocolate you can always shave a bar of chocolate over the top or put a piece of chocolate at the centre of your fairy cake in the batter before it goes into the oven. When you bite into it you’ll have a yummy chocolate filling!
Drops of food colouring
If you are serious about piping patterns onto your fairy cakes then you can either buy or make an icing bag yourself. You’ll just need some scissors to snip the end of the bag or a collection of icing nozzles.
If you aren’t too fussed about how the buttercream icing looks, then spooning buttercream on top of your batch of fairy cakes is just as delicious.
Glacé icing / Icing sugar
Have you got itchy fingers? Learn plenty more easy-to-follow recipes like our Fairy cake Recipe in our food & eating section of the Hub. We’ve got everything from your favourite cereal cakes like our Chocolate Rice Crispy Cake Recipe to Hot Chocolate Recipes and even a Christmas Cake Recipe.
If you would rather dine out somewhere for your desserts then you must check out food & restaurant articles! Discover everything from fluffy doughnuts and cheesecakes in our Desserts Places Near Me article. Find the frothiest milkshakes in our Milkshakes Near Me blog or check out the Northern Irish wonder that is the Pie Queen in our Pie & Mash Near Me blog.
Whether you’ve got the need to mead or you are finding new ways to supply your kid’s party with sweet treats, we hope you find lots of helpful inspiration from our food and baking articles. Happy baking!