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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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