Simple butterfly cakes
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Simple butterfly cakes

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Serves 1 - 12 Cakes

Extremely easy to make and taste delicious, go down a treat

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  • For the cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g (4oz) self-raising flour
  • 110g (4oz) butter/margarine
  • 110g (4oz) Caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • For the icing
  • 220g (8oz) icing sugar
  • 110g (4oz) butter
  • Milk


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan)/200C (electric)/Gas mark 6
    2. Lay out 12 cake cases in a bun tin
    3. Mix the sugar, flour and baking powder together
    4. Add the butter/margarine and eggs
    5. Whisk all of it together
    6. Using a teaspoon, fill the cake cases with the mixture (be sure to give them a fair amount)
    7. Put the tray in the oven for around 15 mins or until they are golden brown
    8. Take them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack
    9. Make the icing by whisking the butter and half the sugar together, once they are mixed add the rest of the sugar and a dash of milk, continue whisking
    10. Use a sharp knife to cut a upside-down, shallow cone shape out the top of the cake, cut this in half. Fill the hole in the cake with icing and then place the cut out cake on top (like wings.) Sprinkle some icing sugar on top of your cakes

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2nd Feb, 2014
Mine went absolutely perfect! Even with the 2 teaspoons of baking powder!
2nd Dec, 2013
Why on earth would you say 2 tsps of baking powder? I'm on a really tight budget and have just wasted the ingredients as they obviously rose and then fell!! Can't make butterfly cakes with a non-risen cake!! Will try again using half a teaspoon ......
30th Nov, 2013
DON'T put 2tsp of baking powder in I tried it, bad idea!!
25th Jul, 2013
We made these you lied we put 2 tea spoons of baking powder and like the recipe said and we needed 1/2 tea spoons of baking powder so we wasted money on ingredients when they went wrong. We had to chuck them. Thanks A lot


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