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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: baking, cake
Servings: 16 cakes


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


  • 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.