Saturday, 24 August 2013

Saturday Scoffs | Easy Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

Hello gorgeous!
Today, I'm doing another 'Saturday Scoffs' post. I love doing these and I hope it gives you some recipe inspiration!
These cupcakes are really easy but really pretty too. 

What You'll Need | Ingredients 
110g (4oz) butter or margarine 
110g (4oz) caster sugar 
2 medium size eggs 
75g (3oz) self-raising flour - sieved 
25g (1oz) cocoa powder - sieved 

For The Icing |
75g (3oz) unsalted butter 
175g (6oz) icing sugar 
3 tbsp cocoa powder 
milk or warm water

How To Make | Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Place the Baking Cases into a bun tin.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually beat in the eggs, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour.
4. Fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder with a metal spoon.
5. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack.
6. Take a sharp knife and cut a circle out of the top of each cake at an angle about 1cm (½ inch) from the edge.
7. Cut each circle in half and set aside.
8. To make the butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and then add enough milk / water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.
9. Sift and beat the cocoa powder in to the icing and spread onto the cakes.
10. Place the two halves of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings.
11. Dust the top of each cake lightly with the sieved icing sugar.

I hope this recipe was easy for you, if you bake some butterfly cakes, tweet me pictures (@lilmisspradaxo) or comment below with links! 
Happy Baking!


  1. So delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. These look so yummy! xxx

  3. Eeep! these look so yummy, totaly craving some of these now haha :P great post hun!


    1. You'll have to make some!
      Thanks very much!


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