Butterfly Cakes For The Baby Shower

Butterfly Cupcakes

Are you looking for a deliciously easy recipe for cupcakes if so why not give this one a try?

Ingredients For The Sponge

1½ cups (6 ounces) self-rising flour
½ cup (4 ounces) superfine sugar (caster sugar)
½ cup (4 ounces) soft margarine, or softened butter
2 eggs
A few drops of vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
A teaspoon of warm water

Ingredients For The Buttercream

1½ cups (6 ounces) confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar or icing sugar)
Third of a cup (3 ounces) softened butter or soft margarine
A couple of drops of vanilla extract

You Will Also Need

A cupcake pan or muffin tin
12 paper baking cups

How To Make Butterfly Cupcakes

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (190°C).
Step 2 – Sit the paper baking cups in the cupcake pan.
Step 3 – In a large mixing bowl put the flour, superfine sugar, margarine, eggs, vanilla extract, the salt, and the warm water.
Step 4 – Beat until smooth (an electric hand mixer will make this job easy).
Step 5 – Dividing it equally between them, spoon the mixture into the paper liners.
Step 6 – Gently tap the pan a couple of times to settle the mixture.
Step 7 – Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cakes are lightly golden and nicely risen, and a toothpick comes out clean
Step 8 – Remove from the oven and transfer the cakes to a wire cooling rack. Leave to cool.

Buttercream Icing

Step 9 – When the cakes are cold, put the confectioners’ sugar, the butter and the vanilla extract into a bowl.
Step 10 – Beat together with a wooden spoon, until the icing is light and fluffy.
Step 11 – Cut shallow rounds out of the center of the top of each cake. (Leave about half an inch around the edge intact.)
Step 12 – Fill the cake hollows with buttercream, or pipe a buttercream swirl.
Step 13 – Carefully cut all of the little cake sponge rounds in two.
Step 14 – Then simply sit 2 cake sponge semicircles, at an angle, in the buttercream of each cake – so that they look like the wings of a butterfly.
Step 15 – Sprinkle or sift your butterfly cakes with confectioners’ sugar.

Cook’s tip

Paper baking cups are widely available in a variety of pretty colors, as well as some really cute and fun designs. Patterns include, rubber duckies, jungle animals, teddies, baby feet, and flowers, so making them just perfect for baby shower cakes.


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