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Cherry Buns

Cherry Buns are fun and easy to make with kids. Great for a family tea or party.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Teatime
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cooking with kids, easy, small cakes
Servings: 20 fairy cakes
Author: [email protected] Cooks


For the Cherry Buns:

  • 100 g butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (5ml)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk (30ml)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 75 g glacé cherries



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/ gas mark 6/ 400°F
  • Line the fairy cake tins with 20 paper cases
  • Chop the cherries into quarters and wash. Dry thoroughly with kitchen paper
  • Using a lemon zester, remove the zest from the lemon.


  • Beat the cake ingredients, apart from the cherries, together thoroughly in a machine or with a hand mixer
    (Butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, egg, milk, grated lemon rind)
  • Add the cherries and mix in, on a low speed or by hand
    If using a food processor do this by hand
  • Using a teaspoon, half fill the paper cases with the mixture
    You should make about 20 cakes
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes until the cake surface springs back when you touch it lightly with your fingertip
  • Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.


Everyday Cooks tip:

  • If you prefer to make larger buns, use cupcake tins and paper cases. the recipe will make 10 cupcakes