Bake: Butterfly Cakes

Cupcake Belle's Secret Recipe Butterfly Cakes

We’ve have had lots of requests for Cupcake Belle‘s Secret Recipe for Butterfly Cakes, so here it is! She just loves to make the world a sweeter and yummier place – and butterfly cakes are a pretty good place to start. We hope you have fun making them – and look out for the secret ingredient below! When you’ve finished, Cupcake Belle would love to see your butterfly cakes - send us a photo and we’ll post it on the blog!

Here’s how to make your own Secret Recipe Butterfly Cakes.

For the cakes:

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Secret Ingredient: 2 tsp golden syrup
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the buttercream:

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk or water

For the decoration:

  • Your favourite sweeties or sprinkles

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190ºC/375ºF and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until they look light and creamy, then stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla extract and golden syrup.
  3. Fold in the flour and stir it into the mixture, then add the milk and mix it in well.
  4. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cakes are a light, golden brown. Let them cool on a wire rack.
  5. While they’re cooling, make the buttercream – whisk the softened butter and icing sugar together until they’re soft and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and milk or water and whisk again.
  6. Now ask an adult helper to cut a circle off the top of each cake.
  7. Slice each circle in half to make two butterfly wings and put them to one side.
  8. Spoon buttercream into the hole in the top of each cake and pop the butterfly wings into the buttercream. Leave a gap between each wing.
  9. To finish, decorate the body with sweeties and sprinkles to make your Butterfly Cakes as pretty as possible! You could even decorate the wings with writing icing.

Yum yum! Let’s hope Butterfly Belle‘s butterflies don’t land on them and eat up the delicious topping! xxx

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