14 November 2011

Butterfly Banana Cakes

I have been thinking very hard on what to bake for this month Aspiring bakers which is hosted by Min from Min's blog The theme for this month is "Enjoy cupcakes!" I've tried out a few recipes but some of the results end up too sweet, I personally don't like them and I believed my blogger friends and readers won't like it too. 

I came across the recipe for Butterfly Cakes in The Australian Women's Weekly this morning, trust my instinct to try this out by adding banana in it, yes, indeed the cake is nice! I baked 12 cupcakes and used 4 of them to create the butterfly cakes. Cutting the round on top of the cupcake is not as easy as I think, my first try, not a clean round wings.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min's Blog

Recipe adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly, cupcakes and cookies

150g self-raising flour
90g softened butter
3 big banana, mashed 
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g caster sugar (used 60g)
2 eggs
2 tbsps milk
1 tbsp berry jam
180ml thickened cream, whipped
1 tsp icing sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.
2. Whisk the butter to creamy, add in eggs, sugar, extract and milk, beat with electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add in banana, mix well. Add the sifted flour, increase speed to medium, beat until mixture changes to a paler colour.
3. Spoon batter into cases.
4. Bake for 20 mins.  Cool on wire rack.
5. Cut a round hole about 3 cm deep in the top of the cake. Halve the rounds of cake to make butterfly wings.
6. Fill the hole with jam, top with cream. Position the wings on the cake, dust with sifted icing sugar.


  1. i was thinking of making butterfly cupcakes too but i chickened out..dont think i will do a good job in cutting the rounds out from the cupcakes! they look great!

  2. Lena, indeed cutting the round whole on top of the cupcake is not as easy as I think :) my end result is not a smooth round butterfly wings, anyway is the first time for me doing it and I learnt.

  3. the butterflies gonna fly away already, Tze...haha, very cute cupcakes and you have done it so well...just love it ^^

  4. 小蛋糕被你装饰得好漂亮呢:)

  5. Ah Tze, this is a very classic cupcakes, looks beautiful and taste fluffy. Well done!

  6. Hmmm... if I let them off at the window, will they fly??
    Beautiful work on this classic :)

  7. 原来上面的翅膀也是用蛋糕来做的哦?我原以为是用饼干呢

  8. Ah Tze, I want to try this too! Love your butterflies, so beautiful :)

  9. Sherleen, yes, yes it is now flipping it wings and flying to you :)

    鲸鱼, 谢谢!

  10. Li Shuan, the cake is full with banana's frangance, I love it!

    Wendy, haha, yes the butterflies will fly to you :D

  11. Esther, 哦,翅膀是蛋糕的一部分!

    Min,thanks! Try to bake it!! I was so happy to see the end result!

  12. SO cute! I know I would have struggled cutting the wings, too, but yours turned out adorable~

  13. These cupcakes are perfectly cut and shaped! Beautiful!

  14. Tze, these cupcakes are so gorgeous! I am sure they taste luscious too! I want to make this for Christmas!

  15. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesWed Nov 16, 05:12:00 PM 2011

    This looks great!

  16. Lizzy, thanks for your kind words!

    Zoe, still room in improving the cutting skill.

    Verons, yes it is perfect for christmas too :)

    Eileen, thanks for dropping by!

    Sonia and Angie, thanks ladies!

  17. haha, me2, 1 of the idea too but dont think will do it already. Too much hassle to make the chocolate butterfly. Anyway, good job for you. I like it.


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