One-Bite Fairy Cakes Recipe

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makes: 30 (15 of each flavour)
Skill: easy

For a sweet treat that looks as good as it tastes, give this wonderful Easter recipe for one-bite fairy cakes a try and you’ll have a new go to recipe when you’re inviting your friends round for tea. These bite sized treats offer just enough sweetness to curb that sugar craving, while they’re only small so you won’t feel too guilty for treating yourself – plus they look gorgeous balanced on a saucer next to a cup of tea!



  • For the vanilla cakes:
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 225g plain flour, sifted
  • 1tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 150ml milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • To make the chocolate cakes:
  • replace 1tbsp plain flour with 1tbsp sifted cocoa powder
  • For the frosting:
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder sugar flowers and choc eggs, to decorate
  • You will need:
  • mini cupcake trays and cases; piping bag and star nozzle


  • Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Beat the sugar and butter with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Alternately add the eggs, flour and baking powder, beating well between each addition. Gently add the milk and vanilla. Divide between paper cases; bake for 15-20 minutes.

  • For the frosting, whisk half the cream cheese with the butter and icing sugar, then whisk in the remaining cream cheese. Divide the frosting in half and add 2tsp vanilla extract to one half and 2tbsp cocoa powder to the other half.

  • Pipe with a star nozzle and decorate with sugar flowers and chocolate eggs.

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