Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake


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About this recipe: I bake my daughter a butterfly cake for her birthday every year. If you're short on time, you can even make it with a cake mix. The main focus of this recipe is definitely the (bright) decoration.


Serves: 1 

  • For the cake
  • 150g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 bar milk chocolate, grated
  • For the decoration
  • 1 large waffle or 2 sponge fingers
  • chocolate icing
  • 2 liquorice strings
  • Smarties or M&Ms
  • hundreds and thousands
  • other sweets as desired
  • chocolate chips

Prep:35min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Beat the butter with hand mixer until very creamy. Gradually stir in the sugar and vanilla and mix well. Beat in the eggs one by one, stirring well after each egg. Then stir in the milk.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and cocoa, sieve and fold in with a dough hook. Finally, fold in the chocolate.
  4. Spoon mixture into the prepared springform tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 75-90 minutes. Use a skewer to test if the cake is baked in the middle.
  5. Allow the cake to cool for a short while, then remove it from the springform tin and allow it to cool completely.
  6. Cut the cake in half and place a small distance apart with the round sides facing each other. Cover with the chocolate cake covering and decorate with Smarties and other bright sweets. Lay a waffle or 2 sponge fingers in the middle as the body and place 2 liquorice strings as the feelers.

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Been years since I baked, thank you for the recipe and the great butterfly cake,to which I am just finishing off for my 1year old. - 11 Jul 2014

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