• 4 oz butter or margarine
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 2 medium size eggs
  • 4 oz self-raising flour, sieved
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 2-3 drops dr. oetker natural vanilla extract
  • baking cases
  • dr. oetker ready to use fairy cake icing (white & yellow icing)
  • dr. oetker writing icing
  • dr. oetker mini mini marshmallows
  • dr. oetker chocolate stars


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Place the baking cases into a fairy cake baking tray.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and the Natural Vanilla Extract. If the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder with a spoon.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 10-15 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  • For the icing choose a colour of Fairy Cake Icing, massage the pouch for a minute then snip the corner off and pour a small amount over each cake. Using a knife, spread the icing thickly over the fairy cakes.
  • Decorate the cakes using the Writing Icing and sprinkles to make scary faces. Make them as scary as you dare.