Orange fairy cakes recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
makes: 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 260 kCal 13%
Fat 15g 21%

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


  • Set the oven to 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5).

  • Put the flour, baking powder, spread, sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl; add half the grated orange rind and 1tbsp water.

  • Beat well with a wooden spoon until mixed. Spoon the mixture into the paper cake cases.

  • Bake for 15 mins. Remove the cakes from the muffin tins and place on a wire rack to cool.

  • Heat the orange juice in a small pan with the extra tbsp of sugar. Boil until syrupy.

  • Pour over the hot cakes, then sprinkle with the rest of the grated orange rind. Leave to cool before serving.

Top tip for making Orange fairy cakes

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

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