Thermomix Butterfly Cakes

These Thermomix Butterfly Cakes are absolutely perfect for kids parties! They’re super quick, easy to make and they look great!

Thermomix Butterfly Cakes

I love that you can easily co-ordinate with any party theme just by changing the colour of the frosting. Or for something a little different, you can always substitute the frosting and edible balls for whipped cream and jam. It’s absolutely delicious!

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However, you like your Thermomix Butterfly Cakes, just know that they’re going to be an absolute hit at your next party!

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Thermomix Butterfly Cakes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • For the cupcakes:
  • 125 g butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Blue and purple food colouring

Instructions

  • To make the cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Line 12 x 1/2 cup muffin pans with paper cases.
  • Place the softened butter and sugar into the TM bowl. Mix on Speed 4 for 15 seconds, scrape down the bowl and repeat for a further 15 seconds.
  • Reduce to Speed 1 and add the eggs through the MC hole.
  • Add the milk and vanilla essence and increase to Speed 4 for 20 seconds.
  • Add flour and mix on Speed 4 for 20 seconds.
  • Divide evenly between patty cases.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Cut a circle from the top of each cake, then cut the circle in half.
  • To make the buttercream frosting:
  • Place the butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 4 for 40 seconds.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Insert the butterfly and mix for a further 40 seconds, Speed 3.
  • Divide frosting into two bowls.
  • Place one drop of blue food colouring into one bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Place one drop of purple food colouring into the other bow and mix well to combine (if you don't have purple food colouring - just add one drop of red and one drop of blue).
  • Place pale blue frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto 6 of the cupcakes.
  • Place the butterfly wings on a slight angle on top of the frosting.
  • Add the edible balls down the middle.
  • Repeat with the pale purple food colouring on the remaining 6 cupcakes.
  • Serve.

 

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