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Fast Fairy Cakes

Fast Fairy Cakes
mama K
Written by Mama K

What could be more fun to cook with your children or grandchildren than Fast Fairy Cakes. This is a simple recipe that works every time. Lets face it, who doesn’t like a cake?

When you leave the toppings to the children, be prepared for a cacophony of colours and styles. Watching them use their minds to design and build them is a pleasure that never gets old.

These have been used as snacks, desserts, in picnics and with an afternoon tea. However, I find you never need an excuse to enjoy one or two of these.

Fast Fairy Cakes

Fast Fairy Cakes

A superbly simple recipe that my grandchildren always help with. Leave the designs to them.
4.44 from 99 votes
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Course: Cake, Dessert, Picnic, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cake, Children, Dairy, Dessert, Eggs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 Fairy Cakes
Calories: 182kcal



  • Prepare the 2 muffin tins with paper cups. There is a large variety of images, colours and styles.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
  • In a large bowl (to prevent spollage) mix the baking powder, flour and the salt.
  • Combine the room temperature butter and sugar together in a large bowl until nice and smooth. A food mixer is ideal for this recipe.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. When fully mixed, add the next egg and so on.
  • Add the dry mix and the milk bit by bit to ensure smooth batter mixture. (bit of flour followed by bit of milk then repeat)
  • Fill each of the paper cups about 2/3 full.
  • Place the trays in the preheated oven until lovely and coloured. I have a small skewer that I insert into the middle. If it comes out clean then then are done. Normally takes about 15 minutes.
  • I always remove the cakes from the tins to prevent the residual heat continuing to cook them.
  • When cool, let the children loose with the toppings


Sodium: 125mg | Sugar: 16g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 86mg | Cholesterol: 38mg | Calories: 182kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 38g