Saturday, 2 April 2011

Treat Night

After a tough week we decided to sit down and relax in front of the television. As I have been so good and not been shopping all week there were no treats to be had and I really thought that we deserved them.
So a rummage through the fridge showed me a tub of good margarine well past it's sell by date and I immediately thought of Fairy Cakes (like you do!!). Half an hour later we had a plate of Butterfly Cakes, it brought back many happy memories of making them for my sons when they were little too.
Lovely Hubby approved and got stuck in, we also dug deep in the cupboard and pulled out some of our homemade Damson gin which, when diluted with the last of the lemonade went down a treat. In fact we were both fast asleep cuddled up on the sofa by ten o'clock. What a lovely relaxing end to a stressful week.
Butterfly Cakes
4oz SR flour
4oz Caster Sugar
4oz marg or butter
tsp of Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
Mix all the above together in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Put good dollops into 12 cake cases and bake for 25 minutes.
While they cook make the icing. Simply beat together 2oz marg or butter with 4oz Icing Sugar and half a tsp of Vanilla Extract.
When the cakes are cool, slice off the tops and cut each slice in half to make the 'wings' spoon the icing into the dip and position the wings, lightly dust with Icing Sugar and as Raymond Blanc would say 'Voila'.
We were very good and only ate half of them last night, so we have more treats tonight!!
Sue xx


  1. Glad you had a relaxing end to your week!! The cakes sound delicious--But why wait until tonight? I'm afraid I'd be having one for breakfast! :-) ~Enjoy your day!!~

  2. Cor they look fab, and a peaceful (and resourceful!) end to a difficult week indeed - well deserved. Simple pleasures eh hun? xx

  3. Well deserved I say!

    Have a great weekend.

    Sandie xx

  4. What delicious looking little cakes. I might make some of these up tomorrow, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    We all deserve a little treat sometimes...


  5. In my little fantasy ... I am sitting down with you ... sharing your treat!

  6. I tried making cakes! I used a packet mix from approved food but added too much water! they over flowed out of the bun cases and splodged onto the bottom of the oven, i now have to scrape out the oven and feed dearly beloved the buns in the dark so he can't see that they look like biscuits!

  7. Very hard to spend some time doing something nice when you have all this worry in your life. Glad you had a treat - looks yummy x

  8. Hello I am a new visotr to your blog and found it through others I visit, I have loved reading what you have been up to an also seeing what you have been making with very little ingrediants. I hope you won't mind if I drop by from time to time.

  9. OOhh i love the look of me one..
    love to you and yours


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