Chocolate fairy cakes

Lily wanted a break from art today. She decided she wanted to bake some chocolate fairy cakes instead. First of all I would like to say thank you for all the lovely comments, about Lily’s art work, on yesterday’s post. I sat with her this afternoon whilst she was reading them, and she was so pleased that people were enjoying her work.

Preparing to bake cakes

So today she wanted to bake cakes. It took a while to decide to make, but in the end Lily decided on Chocolate fairy cakes. We followed a very simple recipe, as you can see from the ingredients list below.

Cake ingredients

Lily did most of the work herself. Most of my help came through reassuring her that she was doing it right, and that the ingredient measures were right. Then I stood back as she started mixing the butter and sugar.

Mixing the cake ingredients

Then came the eggs, flour and cocoa powder. I was called upon while Lily had a little break because her arm was tired, to finish the mixing. Lily then put the mixture into the cases, when they were ready I put them into the oven.

A little TV break and a drink while we waiting for the cakes to be ready, and then came Lily’s favourite bit. Decorating the cakes. It’s always the part she most looks forward to. I helped her make some simple icing, using just icing sugar and water. Then it was sprinkles time. As you can see, Lily likes her sprinkles and likes to get creative with them.

Chocolate fairy cakes

Chocolate fairy cakes

They were very easy to make, it kept Lily busy for the afternoon and she had fun doing it. Then you get the bonus of getting to eat cake at the end. I think it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

Cake

Jack was given the first cake, and gave it his seal of approval. Meanwhile I was left to do the washing up.

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18 thoughts on “Chocolate fairy cakes

    • April 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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      Hah, Lily says you can’t have too many sprinkles 😂

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  • April 23, 2020 at 10:02 am
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    Who doesn’t love a good cake, I’m just disappointed that I don’t get to try one or ten

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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      Exactly, surely everyone loves cake?!

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm
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      Your welcome, hope you enjoy your cakes 😊

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Thank you, they did.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 3:14 pm
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    What a great activity to do with children during lockdown! Love homemade cakes! Thank you for sharing, they look awesome!

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Nothing tastes better than homemade cakes 😃

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  • April 24, 2020 at 2:47 am
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    Lily could be a future baker if she wanted to! Those look heavenly. I’ve been craving sweets, and these look easy enough to make and I’m pretty sure that I have all this in my kitchen right now!

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    • April 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Really simple, and made with what we already had in the cupboards too 😀

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  • April 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm
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    They look very tasty lily. Look forward to your next creation x

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  • April 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm
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    Those cakes look tasty 😋

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    • April 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
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      They were 😃

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  • June 16, 2020 at 10:27 am
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    Mmmm I these look yummy, who doesn’t love a chocolate cake, great job with the icing.

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