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 Butterfly Cakes Recipe

Cooked butterfly cakes

This is a cake recipe that your kids can make with minimum supervision. Children will enjoy making the cake mixture and seeing it turn into small cakes within half an hour.

Topping the cakes off with butter icing and whatever decorations you have to hand is a recipe sure to keep your kids occupied.

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 Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:  
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   No
 Servings

12 cakes

Remember to supervise your children whilst they are cooking.

INGREDIENTS
For the cakes
2 medium eggs
110g / 4oz self-raising flour
teaspoon baking powder
110g / 4oz butter (soft)
110g / 4oz sugar

Butter Icing
170g / 6oz icing sugar
85g / 3oz butter (soft)
3 drops of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk

12 Cake Cases (see pic below)

COOKING METHOD

YOUR CHILD

  THE ADULT
Mix ingredients for butterfly cakes   This recipe is a lot easier if the butter is soft.

YOU - Pour all the ingredients for the cakes (not the Butter Icing ingredients) into a bowl and start off the mixing.

Preheat the oven to 170 C / 325 F / Gas Mark 3.

YOUR CHILD - Continue mixing until all the ingredients are well mixed together.

Use a spoon to fill each cake tin about half to two thirds full with cake mixture.

 


Pouring cake mixture into cake cases

YOUR CHILD - Place the filled cake case on a baking tray. A flat tray is fine but if you have a bun tin with cake case holes, all the better (click picture on right to enlarge).  


Put cakes cases in baking tray.



Cooked butterfly cakes YOU - Place the baking tray in the pre-heated oven (170 C / 325 F / Gas Mark 3). Put it in the middle of the oven and cook for 30 minutes.

Do not open the oven door for at least 20 minutes. If you do, the cakes may well collapse. They are cooked when golden brown.



YOU - Use a sharp knife to slice off the top part of each cake. Click the picture on the right to get a better idea of the size of the slice.

Cut the sliced off cake into two, these will be used later to form the wings of the butterfly.

Making butterfly wings for the cake



Butter icing being mixed YOUR CHILD - Place all the ingredients for the butter icing in a large bowl and stir for about five minutes until all the ingredients are well combined.


YOUR CHILD - Place about a teaspoon full of the butter icing on top of each cake. Then push the "wings" into the butter icing.

More decorations can be placed on the cake depending on what is available. Click the picture on the right for our kids ideas!

DELICIOUS AND TASTY BUTTERFLY CAKE,
SO EASY TO EAT, SO EASY TO MAKE

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