Orange fairy cakes

(42 ratings)
Orange fairy cakes
Orange fairy cakes
  • Makes: 8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These dairy-free, gluten-free fairy cakes taste as good as they look and great for any allergy sufferers. Tuck in for a tasty guilt-free treat.


  • 125g (4oz) gluten-free plain white flour
  • 1 level tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 125g (4oz) dairy-free spread
  • 90g (3oz) Fruisana fruit sugar, plus 1 extra tbsp (alternatively, use 125g/4oz caster sugar)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Grated rind and juice 1 large orange
  • 8 muffin tins, lined with fairy-cake paper cases

Whisper it: if everyone's allergy-free, these cakes are just as delicious made with butter and plain flour.


  1. Set the oven to 190C (375F, gas mark 5).
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, spread, sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl; add half the grated orange rind and 1tbsp water.
  3. Beat well with a wooden spoon until mixed. Spoon the mixture into the paper cake cases.
  4. Bake for 15 mins. Remove the cakes from the muffin tins and place on a wire rack to cool.
  5. Heat the orange juice in a small pan with the extra tbsp of sugar. Boil until syrupy.
  6. Pour over the hot cakes, then sprinkle with the rest of the grated orange rind. Leave to cool before serving.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 260(kcal)
  • Fat 15.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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My mum tried this recipe as she is trying to loose weight all the time. She told that she loved the cakes and bake an other batch!

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