Monday, 16 April 2012

Delicate Fairy Cakes recipe

Delicious Fairy Cakes are light and fluffy, great for children and adults...

100g (4oz) soft margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
Vanilla essence
Butter Cream:
150g (6oz) icing sugar
75g (3oz) margarine


  1. Pre-heat oven to gas5, 190'C
  2. Put cake cases into a cake tin holder
  3. Cream the margarine and caster sugar together until light and fluffy
  4. Beat eggs in a separate container and add little at a time to the margarine and sugar mixture and mix carefully
  5. Mix in vanilla essence
  6. Add flour and fold the mixture together to add and keep the air bubbles
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cake cases - be careful not to over fill!
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch
  9. Let the cakes cool before putting them on a cooling tray
  10. Clean up the dirty equipment whilst waiting for the cakes to cool!
  11. Make butter cream by mixing butter and icing sugar together
  12. When the cakes are cool, cut out the top and cut it in half. Spoon the butter cream into the hole and put the two (2) halves up like a fairy's wings

- If you have a lid for your vanilla essence, add 1-2 full lids of vanilla essence to the mixture to get the perfect flavour!
- Only fill your cases to 1/2 or 3/4 to leave room to grow, and not over-spill
- Cut the top off and cut the 'lid' you made in half again. Fill the hole you made with icing or butter cream and place the 2 halves of the 'lid' at an angle into the butter cream/ icing to make it look like fairy's wings!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Deluxe Chocolate Brownies recipe

These chocolate brownies are crunchy on top, and gooey in the middle! Yum yum!!!

Ingredients :

75g (3oz) self-raising flour
15g (1/2oz) cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
50g (2oz) margarine
175g (6oz) light muscovado sugar
1 tablespoon water
100g (4oz) plain chocolate chopped into pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs

Method :

  1. Pre-heat oven to gas 3,160'C
  2. Grease and line an 18cm square tin
  3. Put margarine, sugar and water in a saucepan, and melt over a low heat - do not boil
  4. Remove from heat and mix in chocolate pieces and vanilla essence, stirring all the time
  5. Beat in the eggs
  6. Sieve the flour and cocoa into the pan and beat the mixture until smooth and glossy
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until firm to touch
  9. Leave in tin to cool
  10. Remove from tin and cut into 9 squares
  11. Enjoy!!!

- Heat them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds and add a dollop of fresh cream or ice-cream
- Presentation, stack them in a pyramid and sprinkle lightly with icing powder over the pyramid of Deluxe Chocolate Brownies
- Add a small handful of nuts to the mixture before baking/ add nuts on top of the mixture before baking/ add nuts on top of the Deluxe Chocolate Brownies after they've been cooked.

I loved making these, and loved eating them too! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I have, and I'd love to hear your views of them along with pictures if you've made them too.