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Butterfly Birthday Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
Butterfly Birthday Cake
10 servings
  • 5 reviews

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cooking time 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves

    600g white chocolate
    400g butter
    500ml milk
    330g Chelsea Caster Sugar
    1 Tbsp vanilla essence
    4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    200g self-raising flour
    300g plain flour

    Butterfly Buttercream Icing:
    240g butter, softened
    750g Chelsea Icing Sugar
    60-75ml milk
    3 tsp vanilla essence (or to your taste)
    Sweets to decorate (licorice straps, Maltesers, Smarties, M&Ms etc)


    Place chocolate, butter, milk and Chelsea Caster Sugar in saucepan over a low heat, stir occasionally. Once chocolate and butter has melted remove from heat, stir until fully combined. Allow to cool to room temperature.
    Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a round 25 cm tin, (approx 7cm deep) and line the base and sides with baking paper.
    Once chocolate mixture has fully cooled stir in vanilla and eggs.
    In a large bowl combine flours together. Stir in a cup of chocolate mixture until it forms a smooth paste. Add another cup of the chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in the remaining chocolate until smooth.
    Pour into prepared tin and bake for approx. 2 ½ hours until cooked through (when an inserted skewer pulls out clean). Allow to cool on a wire rack.
    Once cake has fully cooled, cut into shapes by cutting in half, then cutting a notch out of each half, then rotate the halves (see pictures). Assemble on a cake board or tray and ice with buttercream icing. Decorate with sweets of your choice.

    Cake cutting guideCake position guide Butterfly Cake cutting guide 

    Icing: Beat together butter and Chelsea Icing Sugar. Add 60ml milk and the vanilla, beat for five minutes. Add extra milk if icing is too stiff to spread easily. Optional: Add food colouring if desired (add a drop at a time and mix thoroughly before adding more).

    Tip: for easy pink icing use 2 packets of Chelsea Berry Flavoured Icing Sugar. You'll not only get the perfect pale pink but a subtle berry flavour as well!


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Average Rating
(5 reviews)

I made this on my daughter birthday .yummy delicious cake .

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love this recipe have made it many times.I have two friends with boys of same age and one of them as for the cake which I put the face of Mickey Mouse on it.

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My granddaughter loved it

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Made this for my daughters 5th birthday and it looked awesome and tasted wonderful. Baking time was just under 2 hours.

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I made this for my birthday and it was brilliant! It's so fun decorating it and making it look awesome. It tasted good too which is always a plus.

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