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Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

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Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes
Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes
  • Makes: 12

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 5 mins)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes are perfect for kids' parties and only need 15 minutes in the oven - easy peasy! This recipe shows you how to make a batch of 12, buttery fairy cakes and how to decorate them too with a simple icing and sweets. Get the kids to help you make these tasty fairy cakes, they can learn how to crack eggs and whip up a smooth, lump free icing to drizzle on top of your mini sponges. Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes recipe is taken from Mary Berry's Baking Bible.

Ingredients

  • 100 g (4 oz) softened butter
  • 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder

For the icing:

  • 225 g (8 oz) sifted icing sugar
  • 23tbsp warm water
  • Sweets, to decorate

To make Orange Fairy Cakes: Add the grated rind of 1 orange in step 2. To make the icing, blend 225 g (8 oz) sifted icing sugar with the juice of 1 orange until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the tops of the cakes.

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C fan/180C/gas mark 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12-hole bun tin, to keep a good even shape as they bake.
  2. Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat for 2-3 mins until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Fill each paper case with the mixture.
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 1520 minutes until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the bun tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack.
  4. Put the icing sugar in a bowl and gradually blend in the warm water until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the top of the cakes and decorate with sweets.
This recipe is taken from Mary Berry's Baking Bible, published by BBC Books, priced 25 and available from Amazon

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katie

i have not yet tried but from these comments it seems like it will turn out to perfection

miy

i amde this dish and i turned out brilliantly

lorrainej

These turned out great,much better than the excuse they call fairy cakes on the supermarket shelves and so much more fun too!

Megs Mum

I made these cakes today with my 3yr old daughter. I'm useless at making cakes and normally buy packet mixes. This recipe was simple and the cakes were perfect. Very quick and great fun making them with my daughter.

Jazz

These are the best they really work and are qutck and easy to do and good for children to get involved

Tristy Robbie

Great simple recipe my daughter loved making them also added 1tsp of vanilla essence to the mixture whilst mixing added a lovely creamy taste :-)

Enfield67

These are also good with the zest of a couple of unwaxed lemons added to the mixture. I drizzled a lemon juice and caster sugar mix over the top of each and then sprinkled a tiny bit of caster sugar in the middle of each for show.

ali991

I'd love to try these, they look fun to make and easy enough to do with my son

SAM

FANTASTIC!! SO EASY AND VERY TASTY LIGHT AND FLUFFY MY 4YR OLD LOVES MAKING THEM.

Debra

just made these cakes.they are delicious, I will be making them again

jessie rose

I'm just baking these at the minute, my two little sisters (both aged three) found the mixing the best part. I have to samy that i have tried many simple recipes but this is by far the best for little hands to get stuck into. Many yumy thanks from me and the kiddies!

diana

i made these fairy cakes with my three year old grandson. So easy, so tasty and such good fun.

megan ramshaw

it is yummy

tigger

it is a brilliant recipe i have made it and it is gorgeous

Pooman

poo

Raspberry blower

naughty smell ... tee hee

Portia

'Had to translate a little to accommodate my American cooker..I baked for 23 minutes on 2nd from top shelf on 375degree f ...maybe a few minutes over, next time 20 minutes. American flour not as good as British SR flour but results were not bad considering. I loved the convenience of this easy recipie.

Lauren

Got burnt in the oven, I think 170C would probably be a better temperature rather than 200C. Also I found that the mixture was very dry(I probably did something wrong) so I added 2 tsp of milk to it to get the right consistency. I think I'll stick to the recipe my mum taught me, never goes wrong!

mark

how dare you use that word around mary berry!

JackTheBaker

#WARNING# if you are planning to cook these cakes in a fan oven. Pre-heat your oven to 170c and cook them for 12-15 minutes. After this time check your cakes with a cake tester or cocktail stick and if the stick comes out clean when inserted into the cakes then they are done. If your stick comes out with mixture on it then put your cakes back into the oven for another 1-2 minutes. Continue this method of cook check until the cakes are cooked. Hope this helps =D.

Bella

GROW UP!

Stick your head in an oven

Learn how to spell before attempting to write a comment. Idiot!

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barbra queen dilly

I think lemon icing goes very well with it too ....................

barbra queen dilly

I love this recipe it made 12 cupcakes!!!!

STEVE B

being new to cooking, found this recipe a fantastic help for a novice like myself, very pleased

me

thisvb recipye dsucvks

helena

Yes,fairy cakes have been around a lot longer than the modern craze of muffins and cup cakes are and require fairy cake paper cases. This recipes makes 12. I think they are much less sickly and still perfect for children.

Dee

Really good recipe. Light, fluffy and easy to make!

Ellie

Thiese are the easy things I have made and they tase so nice :)

Maureen

Very easy recipe for children to follow . Five year old nephew had great fun

bluesy

Brilliant recipe so glad ro have met this lady in person!

Jessie

we are making the cakes now

STAN

GOOD

Mrs T

I think that's because you're using muffin cake cases - if you use the standard fairy cake cases, it makes 12 easily. Hope this helps.

Mrs T

This is my new 'go to' recipe for fairy cakes - it also makes 10 muffin size cakes (needs to be baked for about 15 minutes) and if you substitute a dessert spoonful of flour for cocoa powder, you get fabulous chocolate cakes.

katie

the only bad thing is when i try to make them it only makes 9 cupcakes but its still a good recipe

katie

today i am going to make the cupcakes and enter them in a bake off

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