Easter Fairy Cakes

Easter Fairy Cakes

 

In a follow-up to the Free From Pancakes collaboration last month, I am joining in with the Free From Gang again this month. This time the theme is Free from Baking with Kids for Easter. This was lovely, I actually found I let the kids do most of the work. I was left with the cleanup though, I must work on that one! Here’s our Easter Fairy Cakes which are dairy free and gluten-free if you use Gluten Free Flour. 

Easter Fairy Cakes

Ingredients:

140g coconut oil, melted

110g caster sugar

100g self-raising flour (Use Free From Fairy Gluten Free Self Raising Flour if you need it to be gluten free)

25g cocoa

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs

100g dairy free chocolate

For Icing:

70g margarine

140g icing sugar

1 tbsp water

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C / 375F / Gas5 (180C fan oven). Line a bun tray with paper or silicon cases. 

2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth. We used a hand blender for this. Children can help with all of this, my 8 year old did most of this himself, with brief breaks where I let the 5 year old do some. 

3. Using two forks, put the mixture into the bun cases, filling each to about 2/3. 

4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden. You should yield 12-15 buns.

5. Place on a wire tray to cool.

6. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt over a saucepan of boiling water. Pour into chocolate egg mould and leave to set in the fridge or freezer. 

 

 

To Make Icing:

  1. Beat the margarine until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the rest of the icing sugar and half the water and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add more water if necessary.* 
  4. Swirl icing over top of buns, or if you make runny icing spoon it. Place a chocolate egg on top of each. 
  5. Allow to set and enjoy! 

Chocolate Easter Fairy Cakes

*As you can see from the photos we put in too much water and it turned out more like glace icing. This worked fine anyway but I would have liked to have lovely icing swirls on the buns and place the chocolate eggs on top. 

Easter Fairy Cakes

The rest of the Free From Gang have come up with some amazing Easter treats, something for everyone! I have starred the ones below that are dairy free.

*Chocolate Marshmallow Crispie Squares – Nathalie at The Intolerant Gourmand

*Berry Breakfast Easter Nests – Emma at Free From Farmhouse

*Vegan Apple, Date & Walnut Hot Cross Buns – Midge at The Peachicks Bakery

Quick Chocolate Cream Nests – Rebecca at Glutarama

Easter Rocky Road – Nova at Cherished By Me

*Hot Cross Bun Chocolate Rolls – Vicki at The Free From Fairy

*Spiced Carrot Muffins – Chloe at The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy

Easter Cupcakes – Kirsty at Hijacked By Twins

No Bake Creme Egg Biscuit Cake – Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist

Mini Eggs White Chocolate Fudge – Grace at Eats Amazing 

*Vegan Easter Fruit And Nut Chocolates – Mandy at Sneaky Veg 

*Mini Simnel Cakes from Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie 

More #FreeFromEaster treats coming soon from:

Mel at Le Coin De Mel

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