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Chocolate Butterfly Layer Cake

These layers of heavenly moist chocolate cake are sandwiched together using pink vanilla buttercream and delicately finished with pretty Wafer Butterflies.

6 servings

Easy 80 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Chocolate Butterfly Layer Cake

For the Cakes:

115 g Margarine (4 oz) Softened
115 g Caster Sugar (4 oz)
2.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (½ tsp)
125 g Plain Flour (4 ½ oz)
about 1 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (15g/approx half a sachet or ½ oz)
2 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets x 2 (2 tsp)
2 Medium Eggs , Beaten

For the Decoration:

100 g Unsalted Butter (3 ½ oz)
2.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (½ tsp)
175 g Icing Sugar (6 oz)
Dr. Oetker Red Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr. Oetker Wafer Butterflies

preparation

Preparation

1

Chocolate Butterfly Layer Cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a 7cm (2 ¾ inch) deep, 12cm (5 inch) round cake tin. Beat the margarine and sugar together until pale and creamy then beat in the eggs.

2

Sieve the flour, Cocoa and Baking Powder on top. Using a large metal spoon, fold the dry ingredients into the creamy mixture until well blended.

3

Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until risen to the top of the tin and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

4

To decorate, put the butter and Natural Vanilla Extract in a bowl and gradually sieve and mix the icing sugar into the butter to make a smooth, creamy icing. Add a few drops of Bright Red Gel Food Colour to make a pastel pink shade.

5

Carefully slice the cake into 3 equal rounds. Spread 2 of the rounds with two thirds of the icing and then sandwich the 3 cakes together. Spread the remaining icing on top and decorate with Wafer Butterflies to serve.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Chocolate Butterfly Layer Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2374kJ
567kcal
1800kJ
430kcal
Fat 30.72g 23.27g
Carbohydrate 66.77g 50.58g
Protein 5.41g 4.10g