Ingredients for the cakes110g (4oz) butter or margarine110g (4oz) caster sugar2 medium size eggs75g (3oz) self-raising flour - sieved25g (1oz) cocoa powder - sieved16 paper casesFor the icing75g (3oz) unsalted butter175g (6oz) icing sugar3 tbsp cocoa powdermilk or warm waterTo decoratesieved icing sugarMethodPre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Place the Baking Cases into a bun tin.Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Gradually beat in the eggs, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour.Fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder with a metal spoon.Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack.Take a sharp knife and cut a circle out of the top of each cake at an angle about 1cm (½ inch) from the edge.Cut each circle in half and set aside.Fill each cake with EasyIce Chocolate Butter Icing.Alternatively to make your own butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft.Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and then add enough milk / water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.Sift and beat the cocoa powder in to the icing and use as above.Place two halves of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings.Dust the top of each cake lightly with the sieved icing sugar.Makes: approx. 16
Hey Lynne, your drawing is so beautiful, butterfly cakes cross over with .. butterfly ??!! :pThere are full of fancy when I look at your drawing, it looks like illustrating from a dream .. we group-mates might be those butterflies if so ;)
Beauuutiful image, as you always do!
very very nice indeed.
Mmmmmm, looks yummy! Thanks Lynne!I just received Michael's moly from Morissa today. Will have to decide what to include next.
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