How To Make Lemon Drizzle Fairy Cakes

06/03/2015 12:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

Remember when you last made fairy cakes? Us neither. Okay, they're not quite as grown-up as icing-covered sibling the cupcake, but that doesn't mean these dainty delights aren't just as tasty to eat. Also, they're so easy to make, it's stupid.

So - fancy indulging in a homemade sweet treat? Food blogger Jules from Butcher, Baker (she's the baker) has shared her favourite fairy cake recipe below:


Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Fairy Cakes

Makes 12


140g unsalted butter, softened

140g caster sugar

3 eggs

100g self-raising flour

25g cornflour

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

100g icing sugar, sifted

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Arrange cake cases in fairy cake tin. Beat together butter and vanilla sugar then one by one beat in the eggs.

2. Sift flour and cornflour into the bowl then fold into the batter until ingredients are well combined. Stir in lemon zest. Half fill each cake case with the batter.

3.Bake for 15 minutes until risen and golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

4. Beat together icing sugar, lemon juice and boiling water until you have a smooth icing. Using a teaspoon drizzle the icing over the cakes then leave to set. Enjoy!



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