Cookbook:Fairy Cakes

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Fairy Cakes
Fairy cakes close up on tray.jpg
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 18
Time 1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Dessert | Cake

Fairy Cakes are the British term for what Americans call cupcakes. A common variant on fairy cakes is butterfly cakes, where the top of the cake is cut out and shaped to look like butterfly wings.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

A butterfly cake
  1. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla or lemon extract until creamy.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Fold in the sifted flour alternately with the milk.
  4. Three-quarters fill 18 well-greased paper patty cases or well-greased muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 180 °C (356 °F) for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a cake rack.
  6. If you want to make the fairy cakes into butterfly cakes:
    1. Cut out a small circle in the top of each cake (using a small knife) and cut each circle in half.
    2. Spoon a little jam in the centre hollow and top with whipped cream.
    3. Arrange the "wings" into the cream.

Dust with icing sugar before serving.