Butterfly Cake – Baking With kids | Beautiful and Easy (in 4 Steps)

  • Yield: 1 round cake
  • Serving: 10
  • Prep time: 30 m
  • Cook time: 25 m
  • Ready in: 55 m
(4.8 / 5)

Test out this gorgeous Cake perfect for baking with kids. They will enjoy to help making the easy dough and will love decorating the cake. Looks beautiful und it is super simple.

Other recipes: Butterfly Mandarin Cake, Leo Cookies, Homemade Cake Pops.

Butterfly Cake


  • cake
  • decoration

Step by step method

1. Step 

For the Butterfly cake - Baking with kids, mix all cake ingredients into a bowl and pour the dough in a round baking pan of 28 cm diameter. (A 26 cm diameter one will do as well.) Bake in the oven at top and bottom heat 180 C for 25 min. until the cake is golden brown.

2. Step 

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool off. Meanwhile choose 2 smarties for the feelers. Coat these 2 smarties on one side with the liquid chocolate and gently press a toothpick on each. Leave these butterfly feelers aside until the chocolate has dried.

3. Step 

Remove the cake from the pan, put it on a plate and cut it into half. Now cut a triangle out in the middle of each half cake (see picture). As the triangles won't be needed for the butterfly, they are ready to eat for the baking team now ;) Turn the cake halves the other way round to get the butterfly shape on your plate. The chocolate bar put in the middle will be the butterfly's body. If it is too big, trim it a little.

4. Step 

Now it is decoration time! Be creative with your designs! Outline the butterfly wings with smarties by "glueing" them with the liquid chocolate on the cake. Finally stick the feelers into the chocolate bar. Now the butterfly cake is ready, enjoy it!

Chef Info


Happy Chef

Hi & welcome to my website, where I share my passion for cooking and baking with you.
You can find very easy and quick recipes which are suited for both: beginners as well as kitchen professionals.

So swing the whisk and enjoy the tasty bites :)

Amina ❤️

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