Fairy Cake Recipe


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


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F, 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases to about half full. Bake for 15 -20 mins until risen and just firm.
  • Cool slightly, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Ice and decorate the cakes – be as adventurous as you like!