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Gluten Free Butterfly Cakes

Makes 10 butterfly cakes

Based on the simple fairy cake recipe these cakes have been enjoyed at many birthday parties.

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • CAKES
  • 75g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g FREEE Self Raising Whte Flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • BUTTERCREAM TOPPING
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 50g butter, softened
  • milk

 Cakes 

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Stand 10 fairy cake cases in the holes of the tart tray.
  3. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  4. Break the eggs into the bowl one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.
  5. Sieve the flour into the bowl then stir it into the mixture.
  6. Add the milk and vanilla extract and combine well.
  7. Divide the mixture between the 10 prepared cake cases.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the sponges spring back when touched.
  9. Cool the cakes on a wire rack.

Buttercream Topping

  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl.
  2. Put the butter into another bowl and beat until very soft and smooth.
  3. Add the prepared icing sugar, a spoon at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add a drop of milk if needed to loosen the buttercream.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat a final time.

Butterfly Decoration

  1. Carefully slice the tops off all the cakes and lay the sponge circles on a chopping board.
  2. Cut each sponge circle in half.
  3. Divide the prepared topping between the exposed cake tops.
  4. Press the flat sides of two sponge circle halves into the topping so they stand up and look like butterfly wings.

Equipment

1 x 12-hole tart tray, 2 x mixing bowls, chopping board and 10 fairy cake cases

Temperature

200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6.

Cooking time

12-15 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • CAKES
  • 75g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g FREEE Self Raising Whte Flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • BUTTERCREAM TOPPING
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 50g butter, softened
  • milk

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