Butterfly Cakes Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Margarine4 Ounce
 Caster sugar4 Ounce
 Self raising flour6 Ounce
 Vanilla essence1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Warm water2 Tablespoon
For filling:
 Butter2 Ounce
 Icing sugar4 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 717 Calories from Fat 329

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.2%

Saturated Fat 12.2 g60.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 136.2 mg

Sodium 585.3 mg24.4%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.6%

Sugars 56.4 g

Protein 8 g15.1%

Vitamin A 29.8% Vitamin C 0.05%

Calcium 16.2% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to Regulo 5 or 375°F.

2. In a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, add margarine. Beat until fluffy. Add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue beating. Then add the flour and beat. Add vanilla essence and a little water in the end and beat until a nice, creamy, silky batter with a dropping consistency is formed. Add warm water to control the consistency.
3. Take paper cases and drop the batter in dessert-spoonfuls
4. Bake in the oven a third of the way down, for 15-20 mins. Remove and let cakes cool.
5. PREPARE THE BUTTER ICING: Use a hand blender to make it. First add butter at room temperature into a bowl. Start whisking. Gradually add icing sugar in small amounts. Add the vanilla essence. Continue beating till the icing becomes firm and shiny and has the consistency of a topping. Little peaks will form.
6. Using a knife, slice off the cake tops thinly and cut slice in half to form 'wings'.
7. Drop a teaspoonful of butter icing on top of each cake. You can also pipe the icing if you like. Sandwich two 'wings' into the butter icing on each cake.

8. Dredge cakes with icing sugar using a seive.
9. Arrange on a platter and serve.