Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My entry for Jens moly..... Butterfly cakes
made with real butterflys ( not :-) )


Lynne said...

Ingredients for the cakes
110g (4oz) butter or margarine
110g (4oz) caster sugar
2 medium size eggs
75g (3oz) self-raising flour - sieved
25g (1oz) cocoa powder - sieved
16 paper cases

For the icing
75g (3oz) unsalted butter
175g (6oz) icing sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
milk or warm water
To decorate
sieved icing sugar
Pre-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

Cavidanny said...

Hey Lynne, your drawing is so beautiful, butterfly cakes cross over with .. butterfly ??!! :p

There 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 ;)

Colourful Rabbit said...

Beauuutiful image, as you always do!

Donna said...

very very nice indeed.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm, looks yummy! Thanks Lynne!

I just received Michael's moly from Morissa today. Will have to decide what to include next.