We are still taking things slowly over here. I don’t know what it is, but this year I cannot get my head back into “busy mode”. I read something before about having seasons in our lives and I think that January might be my slow season, to take a bit of a break and rest and get myself back on to top form. With all this in mind, weekends are back to being for baking. The girls and I made this butterfly cake and they were so impressed. It’s soooo simple to make and would make an excellent birthday cake too! You can see a Reel of how I assembled it here and you can find the recipe below!
Chocolate Butterfly Cake Hack
- 200 g self raising flour
- 225 g caster sugar
- 25 g cocoa powder
- 100 g butter
- 2 medium eggs
- 5 tbsp milk
- 5 tbsp water
- 1 tub chocolate frosting
- 3 bags smarties
- 1 bag giant chocolate buttons
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
- Grease 2 20cm sandwich tins and line. Don’t use a loose bottomed tin as the mixture will run out.
- In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and cocoa. Rub in the butter until breadcrumbs form.
- Beat the eggs with the milk and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Place the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool completely. Once cool, slice the cake into 3. One section down the middle and two halves. Do this to the other cake too.
- Then place the curved side against the rectangular middle of cake. Cut out a small triangle into the straight edge of the cake half. This gives you the butterfly wings.
- Assemble the cake with chocolate icing and spread over the top. Use giant chocolate buttons for the butterfly's middle and two broken in half for the antennas.
- Then fill the cake with smarties, trying to match the pattern on each side!
- And ta-da one super simple butterfly cake.