Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
14th - 20th
October 2019

Nature Friendly Fairy Cakes

Baking With Kids
Cooking time: 
15-30 minutes
Preparation time: 
10-15 minutes
  • 200g softened unsalted butter
  • 200g unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 200g Billington’s unrefined icing sugar
  • 2tsp cocoa powder
  • green food colouring
  • Use a 12 hole cupcake tin and pop a little paper case into each space
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth. Slowly add the beaten eggs and Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Stir into the butter and sugar mixture until combined. Spoon the cake batter into the cases until they are about two thirds full. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  2. Blend the icing sugar with water a little at a time until it reaches a smooth but not too runny consistency. Divide into 3 bowls. Dissolve the cocoa powder in a little boiled water and add to one portion of icing. Colour another portion green with green food colouring.
  3. Use a teaspoon to gently flood the top of each cake with icing, spreading it out to the edge of the paper case using the back of the spoon in small circular movements. Allow to set for 1 hour before serving.

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