Vanilla Goody Cakes

I’ve made these little fairy cakes for as long as I can remember. The base of the recipe always stays virtually the same but you can change them up and decorate them in so many different ways.

This week I’ve whipped up some vanilla butter cream and sprinkled on some mini smartie like goodies.

Have a go at making them with the kids. They’re quick and easy as can be.

Makes 12


125g butter

125g self raising flour

125g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking poser

2 tablespoons milk

For the buttercream

250g icing sugar

85g butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Few drips of icy water

Mini chocolate shells to decorate


Preheat oven to 200c / 180c

Add all your ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together and spoon into your cases.

Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes keeping an eye so when they have risen and are nicely golden they are ready to come out.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire baking rack .

While the cakes are cooling mix up your buttercream and transfer to your piping bag.

Once fully cooled pipe on your buttercream and sprinkle on your goodies.