Fairy Cakes

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These delightful light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes more a perfect treat with a cup of tea! Decorate however you please with a simple butter cream or the traditional school sprinkles and icing!

PREP TIME 20 min
COOK TIME 20 mins


For the cupcakes

  • 65ml OGGS® Aquafaba
  • 115ml barista oat milk
  • ½ tsp (3g) apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp (3g) vanilla extract
  • 45g dairy free butter – we love Naturli Vegan Block
  • 40g coconut oil, melted
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 30g plain flour
  • ½ tsp (3g) baking powder

For the icing

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • Your favourite sprinkles!


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C Fan (190°C / Gas 5). Prepare a cupcake tin with 12 cupcakes cases.

  2. In a small bowl mix together the milk with the apple cider vinegar and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile weigh out the rest of the ingredients into separate bowls.

  3. In a medium sized, scrupulously clean bowl, use an electric whisk to beat the OGGS® Aquafaba for 2 mins until it is white, fluffy and firmly holding its shape. Set aside.

  4. In a separate large bowl, beat the dairy-free butter, the caster sugar and the vanilla extract together until pale and fluffy, then gradually add the coconut oil and beat until incorporated.

  5. Add the whisked OGGS® Aquafaba and mix together.

  6. Add half of the flour, the baking powder and the salt, and mix for 5 seconds. Then add half of the milk and vinegar mix and whisk together. Repeat the previous step to add the remaining flour and milk mix. Beat until evenly combined and have a smooth, light batter.

  7. Spoon the mixture equally into the cases and bake on the middle shelf for 20 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool in the tin for 5 mins and then remove to fully cool on a wire rack.

  8. To make the icing measure the icing sugar into a bowl and add the water a teaspoon at a time until you have a thick, spreadable consistency. Spoon onto the fairy cakes and then add your sprinkles!

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