Ingredients

  • 14 tbsp Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • For the icing:

  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp cold water
  • Assorted sweets and sprinkles, to decorate

Directions

This recipe makes special little fairy cakes, ideal for parties or visiting children. They are the first thing that children want to bake and are certainly a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon. Best served on the day that they are made.
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, Gas mark 4. Line 2 bun tins with 24 paper cases. Cream the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy, either with a hand-held electric mixer or in a freestanding mixer.
  2. Gradually add the eggs, mixing well after each addition and adding a teaspoon of the flour if the mixture starts to curdle. Fold in the flour until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, filling each one halfway full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and golden brown. A skewer should come out clean when pushed into the middle of a cake.
  4. Remove the fairy cakes from the bun tins and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, make the icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add enough of the water to make a smooth paste. Spoon the icing over the cooled fairy cakes and while the icing is still wet decorate with assorted sweets and sprinkles.
  6. To serve, arrange the decorated fairy cakes on a cake stand and watch the faces light up as you bring it to the table!

Want More Ideas?

Follow Kerrygold on Instagram

explore our

Similar Recipes

Desserts

Rhubarb & Strawberry Sponge Pudding

Dessert doesn’t need justification but if anyone asks, this recipe has two of...

Serves 4 - 6
Desserts

Cape Malay Koesiesters

Recipe by Cariema Issacs...

Serves Makes About 50 Koesiesters
Main courses

Chicken and Ham Pot Pie

Recipe by Rozanne Stevens Nothing is quite...

Serves 6
Sides & Nibbles

Spanish Tortilla

This recipe is for an authentic Spanish tortilla. Once it has cooked it should b...

Serves 4-6
Main courses

Beef Rolls in Tomato Ragù

This is traditionally made every Sunday in all regions of southern Italy. The to...

Serves 4-6
Baking

White Chocolate Blood Orange Cheesecake Tarts

To prepare the blood orange jam: Peel, slice and seed the bl...

Serves 6
Desserts

Birthday Cake

This ultimate sprinkles birthday cake with buttercream frosting is simply a drea...