Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes
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Magical Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes

I spun dried fruits, walnuts, honey, orange juice, and seasonal spices together in my sugar plum fairy cakes, creating a magical taste spectacle. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fairy cake recipe, sugar plum fairy cakes
Servings: 22 fairy cakes
Calories: 345kcal


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil or other vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup walnuts finely chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 cup prunes finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dates finely chopped

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup pulp-free orange juice
  • Plum disco dust I got mine from Layer Cake Shop


Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix honey and butter for about two minutes on medium speed until fully combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and coriander and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in oil.
  • Mix in orange juice.
  • Fold in nuts, prunes, apricots, and dates.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out dry.

Frosting Directions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter on high speed for three minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Mix in coriander and orange juice.
  • Pipe on cooled cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with disco dust.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.1mg