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Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

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The latest in our bank of fairy cake and cupcake recipes is this wonderfully sweet Golden Syrup Fairy Cake recipe. They’re a lovely bake for breakfast, a snack or as part of an afternoon tea spread or party food buffet.

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

I love a super easy bake where you just throw all the ingredients in, mix and bake and these little golden syrup cupcakes are just like that. So simple but taste delicious and the whole family love them. They’re great in the kids lunchboxes too!

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

What do you need to make Golden Syrup Cakes?

For this little golden syrup cakes we use typical baking ingredients – flour, sugar, butter and eggs plus golden syrup. We love to use golden caster sugar for this recipe but you could use regular caster sugar, light brown sugar or granulated sugar would be fine too.

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

You can happily use margarine for these little golden syrup muffins if you wanted – butter or margarine spread both work really well. Because we use self raising flour you don’t need any baking powder. We tend to use medium eggs for this recipe but have used large eggs in the past – either will work well.

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

We leave these cakes plain once baked but you could sprinkle with icing sugar or even make a little frosting and use a piping bag to swirl it on top. They never last long enough in our house to bother icing them but we do occasionally drizzle extra golden syrup over the tops!

If you’re looking for more cake recipes to try here’s our Madeira Cake recipe, Cherry Yogurt Loaf recipe and Banana Biscoff Loaf Cake recipe. You can see all our recipes to date here plus we have loads of slow cooker and dinner recipes too.

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

What equipment do you need to make these Golden Syrup Fairy 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 and will be able to make this golden syrup cupcake recipe again and again.

Here’s our little Golden Syrup Cake recipe:

Makes: 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200g margarine or unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80g golden caster sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 200g self raising flour

Recipe

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined
  • Spoon the cake batter mixture evenly between the paper cases
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and nicely risen
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack

If you’d like to pin or print the Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes recipe for later you can do so at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

These golden syrup cakes are sweet and delicious, a bake perfect for any occasion and one that we love for breakfast or just as a sweet treat in the afternoon.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g margarine or unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80 g golden caster sugar
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • 200 g self raising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined
  • Spoon the cake batter mixture evenly between the paper cases
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and nicely risen
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack

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

Golden Syrup Fairy Cakes Recipe

Author

  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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