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Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

These chocolate fairy cakes are simple and delicious!

16 cupcakes

Medium 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

For the Cakes:

110 g Butter or Margarine (4 oz)
100 g Caster Sugar (4 oz)
75 g Self-Raising Flour (3 oz) Sieved
1 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder 1 sachet / 25g
16 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases
2 Medium Eggs

For the Decoration:

75 g Unsalted Butter (3 oz)
175 g Icing Sugar (6 oz)
2 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (Approx 2 sachets/45g/3 tbsp)
about 5 ml Milk or warm water
about 5 g Icing Sugar to dust




Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Place the Baking Cases into a muffin 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.


To make the 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 spread onto the cakes.


Place the two halves of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings. Dust the top of each cake lightly with the sieved icing sugar.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Chocolate Butterfly Cakes

Energy 837kJ
Fat 11g 24g
Carbohydrate 21g 46g
Protein 2g 5g