Spiced Farmhouse Fairy Cakes

Spiced Farmhouse Fairy Cakes

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"This is a nice family recipe that's easy to remember and tastes delicious! They're very simple, but you can vary flavorings, or add an icing to your own liking. They taste best warm with coffee or tea."


35 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lay out about 18 cupcake (muffin) papers on a baking sheet or place them in a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time using an electric mixer, or the whole thing may be mixed in a blender. Add cinnamon and ginger to the batter and mix well. Stir in the flour until well blended. Spoon a generous tablespoon of the batter into each paper, and level it out.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Dust with confectioners' sugar and cardamom when cooled.
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  1. 17 Ratings


There is far too much flour in this recipe to be considered a true British "fairy cake" recipe. It comes out much more like a muffin/bread product with this much flour (unless you use extremely ...

I've given this a three because the cakes I made were gorgeous but I made a few alterations to the recipe based on the comments so if I'd kept to the original recipe it would have been too dense...

It was a great desert, not to rich, but just right. The whole family loved it!

This is a great recipe and these come out so great. They are just the right amount of sweetness that even those that don't care for sweets fall in love with them. I have my kindergarten class ma...

These really are simple to make and remember, but they're sort of bland. I added more of the spices than what it called for, and added more cardamom in the powdered sugar than what it called for...

Very good overall. The one adjustment I made that I think helps overcome the blandness is putting the cardamom in the batter (1/4 tsp.) instead of on top, and bumping the ginger up to 1/2 tsp. A...

Great little cakes! I had to make some adjustments because of the flour, I have to have gluten free. I was a little worried, but the cakes turned out perfect. It seems like there needed to be...

I loved this recipe! I added a tsp. of vanilla to it and it turned out great. Highly recommended for a quick breakfast or snack.

I love this recipe. Thanks for putting it here.