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Fairy Cakes

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Makes

18

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

10

minutes
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15

minutes cooking time
.180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4

Ingredients

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 3-5tbsp water, cold
  • Assorted sweets and sprinkles


You will also need

  • 2 bun trays lined with paper bun cases

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Cream the sugar and margarine together until pale, light and fluffy, either by hand or in a free standing mixer.
  3. Gradually add the eggs, mixing well between each addition and adding a teaspoon of the flour to the mixture if it starts to curdle.
  4. Add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper bun cases, filling each one half full.
  6. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 15-20mins until golden brown and well risen. A wooden skewer should come out clean when pushed into the cakes.
  7. Remove the cakes from the bun tins and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a thick paste.
  9. Spoon the icing over the cooled fairy cakes:while the icing is still wet, decorate with assorted sweets and sprinkles.

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