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Nelly's Signiture Butterfly Cakes

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125g soft btter
125g sugar
125g plain flour
2 eggs
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
500ml double cream
food colouring of your choice.

preheat oven 200/gas mark 6 and line a 12 bun cake tin with muffin papers

Step 2: cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

Step 3: add the eggs one at a timewith a little flour, beating as you go.

Step 4: fold in the rest of the flour, baking powder, bicarb and vanilla.

Step 5: spoon the mixture into the muffin papers and bake for 20-30 mins

Step 6: once cool, cut off the mounded peaks and cut the in two to make the wings

Step 7: whip the cream until thick, colouring with the colours of your choice. dollop 2tsp of cream onto each cake then place your butterfly wings.

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this is the recipe i use for most of my plain cupcakes, i addapt the decoration depending on mood...

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