Posted by Debbie Dexter

Fairy Cakes & Rocket Flowers

An afternoon spent in the garden and a surplus of dainty rocket flowers led me to think that Fairy Cakes topped off with these edible flowers might make a very pretty tea-time treat.


I do think these cute little cakes turned out rather well but what I wasn’t expecting was how the flavour of the peppery rocket flowers complimented the sweet icing. A little burst of flavour that is quite hard to pinpoint but very intriguing.

Well worth a try!

Our trusted family ‘Fairy Cake’ recipe but any little cake recipe will do!

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • icing sugar
  • freshly picked rocket flowers
  • 12 muffin cases


  • Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  • Mix together the sugar, flour, butter & eggs in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into 12 muffin cake cases. (We use muffin cases as we like to fill the cases with lots of icing).
  • Cook for 15-20mins.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Make up icing as per packet & spoon onto cakes.
  • Pop a dainty rocket flower on top.

Why not have a go and perhaps try some other edible flowers when in season like pretty Rosemary or Borage!