Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes Recipe

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We love making simple fairy cakes at home and I always use our never fail cupcake recipe each time we make them but sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of variety and so we’ve started making chocolate chip fairy cakes based on the same recipe.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

These quick and easy chocolate chip fairy cakes are lovely to make as they don’t seem unfinished – they don’t need icing or any decorating and can be enjoyed as a tea time treat, for breakfast or just a snack.

They’re perfect for any time really and the great thing is that they don’t need a specific amount of ingredients – you can make as many as you like so easily or just a small batch if you just want a few of them and they’ve turned into one of our favourite family cake recipes.

A lot of people make individual fairy cakes for Christmas and these would be perfect for that – or any other time of the year. If you wanted to you could top them with a dusting of icing sugar, some melted chocolate or chocolate buttercream but they are just as good without – and the kids love these little home made cakes.

Can you vary this recipe?

We use mini chocolate chips for this fairy cake recipe but you could easily make chocolate chunk fairy cakes with bags of chocolate chunks instead or cut up bars of chocolate. They’d be great for any fairy cakes feast!

You could easily make this fairy cake recipe into simple double chocolate chip fairy cakes by adding a little cocoa powder to the mix – or orange chocolate cakes by adding some orange zest to the batter.

You could even use white chocolate chips for white chocolate fairy cakes. The variations you can make are endless! These easy peasy chocolate fairy cakes are a hit with everyone.

What other chocolate chip recipes can you make?

If you’re looking for other chocolate chip recipes to try why not try our Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins or our Never Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies recipes?

What equipment do you need to make these little chocolate chip cakes?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won’t need to replace them often.

Here’s our Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe:

Baking ingredients

Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cake cases
  • Break the eggs into a mixing bowl and weigh them
  • Add the same weight of butter, caster sugar and self raising flour and mix well
  • Add the same weight of chocolate chips
  • Add 1tsp of vanilla extract – I use 1tsp of vanilla for every 3 eggs
  • Beat well and spoon the mixture into the paper cases
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned and leave to cool on a wire rack

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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

We love making cupcakes at home and I always use our never fail cupcake recipe each time we make them but sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of variety and so we’ve started making chocolate chip cupcakes based on the same recipe.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • eggs
  • butter
  • caster sugar
  • self raising flour
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and weigh them
  • Add the same weight of butter, caster sugar and self raising flour and mix well
  • Add the same weight of chocolate chips
  • Add 1tsp of vanilla extract – I use 1tsp of vanilla for every 3 eggs
  • Mix well and spoon into the paper cases
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes Recipe

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  • I wish I’d seen this a few days ago, Libby came home from school and announced that it was cupcake day tomorrow when I had half an hour before I had to go and catch a train. We ended up giving her some money to buy cupcakes from someone who had taken them in rather than making some ourselves but this looks like a nice quick and easy recipe that we could have managed.
    Nat.x