Butterfly Cakes Recipe – Baking with Clover | AD

*This is a paid post in partnership with Clover

I absolutely love baking easy 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 delicious butterfly cakes. One of our favourite things is to get in the kitchen and bake together as a family.

Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

Can you use Clover for baking?

I always use spread or margarine 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 butter 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

Can you use Clover to make cakes?

Over the years we’ve used Clover to make everything from basic plain iced sponge cakes to lovely light Victoria sponge cakes and cupcakes, cookies, shortbread recipes and any other bake you can think of. It’s such a versatile ingredient and one we always have in the fridge. The only thing I don’t do is make buttercream with Clover. The consistency and flavour isn’t quite right so I either make buttercream with real butter or I use readymade buttercream.

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

How to bake a Butterfly Cake:

Ingredients

  • 145 g self raising flour
  • 145 g sugar
  • 145 g Clover spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • buttercream

Instructions

  • 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!

If you’d like to print or pin the Butterfly Cakes Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Butterfly Cakes

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.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 cakes

Ingredients

  • 145 g self raising flour
  • 145 g sugar
  • 145 g Clover spread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • buttercream

Instructions

  • 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.
Baking Butterfly Cakes with Clover Recipe

*This is a paid post in partnership with Clover

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6 Comments

  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 🙂

    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
    Kirstie

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      It would be the same amount 🙂 x

  4. Jean
    April 15, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    Would like to give these cup cakes a try I will be using electric hand mixer, would like to know how long you need to combined the mixture

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