Butterfly Cakes Recipe – Baking with Clover

*This is a collaborative post

I absolutely love baking fairy cakes and make them quite often since perfecting my never fail cupcake recipe but I have somehow got to 31 years of age without making Butterfly Cakes! So I knew that the time had come to make them. I used that same tried and tested recipe but with the addition of butterflies on top – and the children couldn’t have been more excited at the prospect of making their very own butterfly cakes.

Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

Here’s our Butterfly Cakes Recipe:


  • 145g self raising flour
  • 145g sugar
  • 145g Clover spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • buttercream
Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/
  • Put cupcake cases into a muffin tray.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then spoon into the cupcake cases until they are half full.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until nicely golden on top.
  • Leave to cool fully and then cut out the top of the cakes using a spoon, fill with buttercream and then cut the discarded piece of cake in half before placing back on top.

The cakes can then be eaten as they are, dusted with icing sugar or sprinkled with sprinkles!

Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

I always use spread in baking and often get asked why I don’t use butter. We always have Clover in our fridge so baking cakes with it is something we can do without any preparation. Plus Clover has no artificial ingredients and half the saturated fat of butter, made with buttermilk. It also has a lovely buttery taste that we all enjoy and so it makes complete sense to use Clover in baking and cooking too. We don’t have to buy anything extra and always have it to hand.

Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

Over on Clover’s Facebook Page they have a great comp to win some lovely Clover goodies too so do go along and enter. Good luck!

Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe
Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

*This is a collaborative post



  1. November 6, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Oh these look lovely! I’ve never made butterfly ones myself, but Si’s parents only live two doors away and his Mum makes them πŸ™‚

    Stevie xx

  2. Tiffany
    August 31, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I used this recipe and wow. The sponge is amazing, light and fluffy. I used clover light and I’m just amazed. Will be using this recipe for all my cakes from now on ????

    • August 31, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks so much Tiffany – it really works! x

  3. September 5, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I found this post by googling ‘can you use Clover to make cakes’ as I need to make a last minute birthday cake and do not have any margarine. After seeing how great your cakes have turned out I think I will definitely give Clover a try. The recipe I have asks for marge, so do you know if I will have to use a different amount of Clover, or can I just use the same amount?

    Thanks for this post! x

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      It would be the same amount πŸ™‚ x

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