Fairy Cakes Recipe

Fairy Cakes Recipe

Ingredients: Makes about 12

100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup butter or margarine, softened
100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup caster (superfine) sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100 g/4 oz/1 cup self-raising (self-rising) flour
A pinch of salt

30 ml/2 tsp milk
A few drops of vanilla essence (extract)

Method:

Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually mix in the eggs alternately with the flour and salt, then add the milk and vanilla essence to make a soft mixture. Spoon into paper cake cups (cupcake papers) or greased bun tins (patty pans) and bake in a preheated oven at 190C/ 375F/gas mark 5 for 15-20 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch.

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