Vanilla fairy cakes

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Vanilla fairy cakes recipe
Vanilla fairy cakes recipe
  • Makes: 12

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 3 mins)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Quick and easy, we've added great ideas for these fairy cake decorations like topping with chocolate frosting or making rose decorations.


For the fairy cakes:

  • 125g (5oz) plain flour
  • 250g (9oz) condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 85g (3oz) margarine or butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the frosting:

  • 200g (7oz) icing sugar
  • 55g (2oz) margarine or butter, softened
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp condensed milk
  • Sugar sprinkles or cake decorations, to decorate
You'll also need:

  • 12-hole muffin tin
  • 12 muffin cases

For a chocolate frosting: Beat 3tbsp cocoa powder into the icing.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4).
  2. Place the flour, condensed milk, egg, vanilla extract, margarine and baking powder in a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2-3 mins until pale and fluffy.
  3. Spoon into the muffin cases and bake for approximately 15-18 mins until springy to the touch and golden brown. Cool slightly then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. Beat the icing sugar, butter and vanilla with enough condensed milk to bring the mixture to a soft consistency. Spread or pipe onto the cakes. Decorate as desired.
Ideas for decorating your cakes:

- Find natural colourings, shimmery edible glitter and sprinkles in all good supermarkets and specialist cake shops.
- For a really special occasion decorate with sugared rose petals by simply dipping fresh rose petals in egg white, dusting with sugar and leaving to dry out overnight.

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these cakes were easy to make, did not have an electric mixer just a handmixer they still came out really well

Julie Mason

These cakes are so delicious and easy to make. The condensed milk is an absolute winner. I topped mine with a strawberry - perfect! 10/10


Cakes came out great but had twice as much icing as we needed- it's really rich just use half the ingredients!!


Our Cakes came out Great!!!! :)


Sooo What???? Its about Havin Fun Making them :)


These cakes came out sooo wroge and it diddnt even rise WHAT A WASTE OF INGREEANCE

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