Basic Fairy Cake Mix Recipe

  • 4 ounces of self raising flour
  • 4 ounces caster sugar
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 12-cup fairy cake tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, until well combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cups of the fairy cake tin.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, decorate with your desired frosting or toppings. Enjoy!