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Honey Fairy Cakes Recipe

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I love baking super simple fairy cakes and cupcakes as a sweet treat whenever we feel like one. We often have all the ingredients in the kitchen and cake make cakes at the drop of a hat. So our latest easy bake are these simple but delicious honey fairy cakes.

Honey Fairy Cakes Recipe

How do you make honey fairy cakes?

These honey cakes use self raising flour, butter or margarine, eggs and golden caster sugar although white caster sugar or even granulated sugar work well too. The amount of sugar is reduced as the honey adds sweetness to the cakes so you just don’t need as much sugar added.

Although we use self raising flour, you can you plain or all purpose flour with a teaspoon baking powder or baking soda added instead. It’s a super simple recipe that can varied to make use of whatever you have in the cupboard. 

We always use super cheap runny honey for this honey cupcakes recipe but you could use any kind of honey you have to hand. Flavour honeys or Manuka Honey would work really well. 

Honey Fairy Cakes Recipe

Although many people love to add a teaspoon vanilla extract, vanilla essence or lemon zest to their bakes, these taste deliciously of honey and don’t need any additional flavours added. 

This recipe makes a dozen cute little cakes in fairy cake cases or six bigger honey muffins. You can easily double or triple the mix to make a bigger batch of cakes and, although we have the cakes plain you could dust them with icing sugar or ice them if you wanted.

In the past, we’ve added a little glace icing to the top, iced with a honey cream cheese frosting or even added a swirl of buttercream. If you make your own icing you can always add a little honey to give an extra boost of honey flavour too. 

If you’re looking for other recipes to try, here’s our ice cream cake, chocolate butterfly cakes and Cherry Bakewell loaf cake. You can see all our recipes to date here.

Honey Fairy Cakes Recipe

What equipment do you need to make these Honey 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.

Here’s our little Honey Cake recipe:

Makes: 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200g margarine or unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80g golden caster sugar
  • 100g honey
  • 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 completely on a wire rack

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

Honey Fairy Cakes Recipe

These honey fairy cakes are simple but delicious. So easy to make and a perfect sweet treat whenever you need one.
Course 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 honey
  • 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 completely on a wire rack

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

Honey 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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