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quick and easy party cakes!
This is a super quick and easy recipe for butterfly cakes that i through together. I think the lemon- curd adds a nicer texture and taste instead of traditional butter icing that can sometimes be a bit sickly!
The recipe makes about 12 cakes.

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  • Step 1

    pre heat oven and line the cake tin with the cases.

  • Step 2

    gather all the ingredients together and sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixing bowl.

  • Step 3

    add the sugar, eggs and butter into the mixing bowl.

  • Step 4

    whisk all ingredients together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  • Step 5

    add the vanilla essence and water into the mixture and whisk it all up. the mixture should fall off a spoon easily.

  • Step 6

    divide the mixture into the cake cases. Place the tray into the oven (middle shelf) and bake for 10 mins.

  • Step 7

    after 10 mins check the cakes. I normally turn the tray around to make sure all cakes cook evenly and then bake for a further 5 mins or until they are golden brown and you can put a skewer through the cake and it comes out clean.

  • Step 8

    take cakes out of the oven and tray and leave on a baking tray to cool.

  • Step 9

    once the cakes are cool cut a shall circle out of the top of each cake.

  • Step 10

    fill each hole at the top of the cake with lemon- curd. I use home made lemon- curd but any will do.

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon  Curd Butterfly Cakes - Step 11
    Step 11

    take the tops of the cake you cut off and cut them in half to make two small semi- circles. place these back onto of the cakes to look like wings.

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon  Curd Butterfly Cakes - Step 12
    Step 12

    arrange cakes onto a stand and dust with a little icing sugar. and voila you're finished!

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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
These sound absolutely delicious. Are cupcake cases the same thing that we call muffin tins in Canada? My Nana who was from Worthing used to make lemon curd-mmmm. Another reason I miss her so much.

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