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Fairy cakes

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  • Serves: 12

  • Prep time:

    plus cooling time
  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

These party favourites are great to make with the kids. And the best thing about these fairy cakes is you can decorate them as creatively as you like.

Ingredients

  • 100g (3 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g (3 oz) soft margarine or butter, at room temperature
  • 100g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1tbsp milk (optional)

Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories40
    2%
  • Fat8.0g
    11%

of an adult's guideline daily amount

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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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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (355F, gas mark 4). Take a 12-cup bun tin and put paper cases in the cups. Sift together the self-raising flour and baking powder.
  2. Add the butter or margarine, sugar and eggs, and beat with an electric hand whisk for about 2 mins until well mixed. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little milk and mix again.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases to about half full. Bake for 15 -20 mins until risen and just firm.
  4. Cool slightly, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Ice and decorate the cakes - be as adventurous as you like!

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