Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake


This is quite a versatile cake that is suitable for any occasion, from weddings to children’s holiday, and at any time of the year.
Summer pattern on the wings better to make fresh fruit, perfectly will approach in winter canned.


To the top of the cake:

3 protein,
2.5 tsp. gelatin,
several grape berries,
2 plums,
1 pear,
1 kiwi,
2 mandarin,
canned apricots,
juice of half a lemon.

For the base:

1.5 cups of milk,
1/2 cup vegetable oil,
4 eggs,
2 cups powdered sugar,
1 tsp. vanilla sugar,
2.5 cups flour,
4 tsp. baking powder,
1/2 tsp. salt.


1. For the basics of cake mix in a saucepan the milk with vegetable oil and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Whisk the eggs with the vanilla sugar. Continuing to whisk, pour small portions of powdered sugar until the mixture is light yellow in color.

2. Sift the flour with the salt. Add half of the flour and half of the milk and butter into the egg mixture and mix gently. Then carefully add the baking powder, the remaining flour and remaining milk. Stir well to avoid lumps. It should get a soft foamy mass.

3. Deep pan cover with a sheet of water-wet parchment. Pour biscuit dough and place in a preheated 180 ° C oven for 30 minutes. Cool and pass on a cutting board.

4. Cut off from the short side of a piece of biscuit width to of the remaining biscuit turned square. A narrow piece is «little body» of the butterfly. A square piece cut diagonally into two equal triangles. Cut off from the right angle of each of them in a triangle with sides of 4 cm. At this point, the «wings» Butterflies will be connected to the «little body». On the opposite side «wings», cut the small triangles. Put the cake in the shape of a butterfly.

5. Whisk the whites into a thick foam. Continuing to whisk, add sugar portions. Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup water for 20 minutes. When it swells, its heat, stirring constantly, and not boiling. Set aside 2 tbsp. l. gelatin. The remaining gelatin, pour carefully into proteins, peremeshay- ones. Now spread the cake get the cream and refrigerate for 1 hour.

6. Fruit peel, cut into thin plates, sprinkle with lemon juice pears. Place fruit on a cake plate, mimicking the pattern of the wings of a butterfly. 2 From grapes make eyes, thin strips of peel — antennae. Brush top of cake remaining grease gelatin and refrigerate before serving, at least 1 hour.

Bon Appetit!

Housekeeping tip:

In order for sponge cake after baking can be easily separated from the bottom of the pan, it must be covered with a dry towel, put it under a baking wet towel and let stand for 15-20 minutes. To fruit is better to keep on the cake, the top layer of gelatin can be made more compact — just do not overdo it, not to get tires.

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