My mom told me this recipe, and I love it because its really quick and very easy to follow!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease 24 fairy cake cases (muffin cups) or line with paper liners.

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  • Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 of the flour and 1/2 of the eggs; whisk until smooth. Add remaining flour and eggs and whisk until batter is light and fluffy; spoon into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Half the ingredients if you want to make just 12 or double if you want to make 48.

If hand-mixing and the batter becomes lumpy, mix again with an electric whisk.

Regularly check on the cakes when they are in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 181.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
Great and easy! I only got 18 cupcakes out of the batter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2019
I tried to put a flavor but it ended up mushy and under baked. I even baked it for longer that it said. I do not recommend these cupcakes Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
Great and easy! I only got 18 cupcakes out of the batter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2015
These def live up to their name of being quick and simple (they are also tasty!)...I halved the recipe and got 10 cupcakes out of this. I couldn't resist so I added in some vanilla extract for flavor. The batter is pretty thick but these bake up beautifully. A little dry but I may have over-baked by a minute or 2 (they weren't done @ 12 minutes so I baked them about 3-4 mins. more but will check sooner next time). I frosted these w/ a vanilla buttercream...the family is happy so that's good enough for me! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2016
I made this recipe but had a few changes. So I added tsp of vanilla and 2 tsps of cocoa powder to half of the mixture to create a marble cupcake. They needed much longer than 12 mins at 355. I left mine in for 12 then added 3 mins as they were visually not ready then took them out and did the toothpick test and still very runny inside so put in for another 3 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2017
There is something hugely wrong in the suggested number of cupcakes this recipe is supposed to make. I wanted to make only 6 to try it out. The reduced batter filled the muffin cups barely even 1/4 full. I had to make more batter to get 6 decent sized cupcakes. Also a the batter was so thick I added a little coconut milk maybe a 1/3 c all told. They also took almost double the time to cook. Working with such small amount of batter I didn't bother separating the ingredients as per directions - just put it all together in the bowl and beat it up. Bottom line it's a really nice recipe with a lovely crispy crunchy top nice fluffy interior quite tasty. I don't think they really need icing but without icing they look like cornmeal muffins. I would make these again and repeat the single step method. Couldn't be easier - or tastier. Update: next day the crispy topping is gone but it's still a really nice cupcake. I might add a 1/4 tsp vanilla next time. This may become my go-to cupcake recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2019
I tried to put a flavor but it ended up mushy and under baked. I even baked it for longer that it said. I do not recommend these cupcakes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
So easy and so fun but not much flavor I think that is how fairy cakes are never actually had one Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
I actually made 13... but just showed you 6 it was so simple Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2016
Perfect little cupcakes. Light and fluffy. So simple and easy. I halved the recipe: yield 12 cupcakes. I did include a 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. Read More