Post: Orange and Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes

Orange and Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes

Orange and Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes

Author: Terry Lyons
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Serves: 12
These make for a great activity with the kids on a rainy day and a tasty treat with a cup of tea
  • 165g butter, softened
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 165g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g chocolate chips
  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C
  2. Place 12 bun cases into a 12 hole muffin tin
  3. Beat the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy and pale in colour. (This always takes longer than you think it should!)
  4. Whisk the 3 eggs together and beat into the mixture, bit by bit. A good rule of thumb is to incorporate the egg over 5 additions to prevent curdling.
  5. Sieve in the flour and fold in using a spatula.
  6. Then lightly fold in the orange zest, vanilla extract and chocolate chips, reserving some of the chocolate chips for topping.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly between the bun cases, scatter with the remaining chocolate chips and place in the oven for 18-20mins or until golden brown. To check if they are cooked, insert a metal skewer into the bun and it should come out clean.
  8. Place on a wire rack to cool.


About Terry

Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons

Terry was a competitor on Masterchef
Ireland 2012, where he reached the final.
In what was an amazing experience, he
documented his journey on his blog, as
well as regular recipes.