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Popcakes from The Magic Faraway Tree are on the top of every nostalgic menu. Make this easy recipe yourself and settle down with the book for a trip back to your childhood.

Pop cakes | The Magic Faraway Tree

  • Author: Bryt @
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Whip up an easy delicious batch of your favourite children’s literature treat, pop cakes, for a nostalgic trip back to your childhood.


Units Scale
  • 2 600g eggs
  • 1 cup soft plain flour (cake flour)
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • good quality creamy honey
  • butter (for lining the pan)


  • pipette
  • popover pan


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 230C.
  2. In a bowl, add in your flour, salt, then milk, then beat in the eggs until it’s just mixed and smooth.
  3. Melt some butter and use to generously coat the inside of each popover pan.
  4. Make sure your oven is nice and hot (at 230C) before placing the pan in. Let cook for 15 minutes, then decrease the oven to 175C to finish for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.
  6. Take a pipette and cut off the tip as it’s too narrow.
  7. Use the pipette to ‘pull’ up some honey, then press into the pop cake (you may want to use a sharp knife to make a small incision) and inject the honey into the pop cake. If the honey is too firm, you can soften it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  8. Serve straight away.


Popover recipe adapted from

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins