Butterfly Cakes

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This butterfly cakes recipe is so tasty and easy to make. It's the perfect starter recipe for novice bakers or great to make with kids.  


  1. For the cakes, preheat the oven to 180°C fan (160°C, 350°F, gas 4) Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until well combined. Fold the flour into the mixture and add the milk.

  3. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

  4. For the butter icing beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

  5. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk if necessary, to loosen the mixture.

  6. Using a small pointed knife cut a circle about 2.5cm width out of the cake leaving a cavity in the centre. Cut the round in half and set aside. Now fill the centre of each cake with the buttercream and return the two pieces of cake to sit on top like butterfly wings. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Excellent. Light and very tasty. My favourite fairy cake recipe so far. Makes 18 large fairy cakes.

  2. 5 star rating

    very yummy loved naking butterflys

  3. 4 star rating

    Quantity of ingredients too big, but tasty.

  4. 5 star rating

    Best recipe for butterfly buns I have ever tried. Delicious

  5. 5 star rating

    absolutely awesome i recomend this me and my kid loved them

  6. 5 star rating

    This made me about 30 cupcakes! Came out great!

  7. 1 star rating

    Not a good recipe for me. Tried twice and both results ended up in the bin!

  8. 5 star rating

    Help !!! Since getting my kitchen aid my cooking skills gone to pot . My cakes , buns flat . What an I doing wrong please

  9. 5 star rating

    This cake was very yummy to me

  10. 5 star rating

    Really tasty

  11. 5 star rating

    looks great for kids to have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 5 star rating

    Best sponge I have ever made using this recipe.

  13. 4 star rating

    This made me 32 cupcakes! Amazing

  14. 5 star rating

    Really tasty, great to do with the children 😊

  15. 4 star rating

    Wow so good I Definitely recommend This for the kids

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  17. 5 star rating

    They taste sooooo nice. I recommend!

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