Victoria Butterfly Cakes

No time for cooking at the moment, so here is an old one from the Posterous days! I’m quite proud of the photos, as they were taken with my old camera.

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For sweet little cakes, these are a bit inappropriately dressed, I know.  It seems that TK Maxx can tend towards the bawdy unless you shop carefully.  Exactly the same with their muffin cases as with their party dresses.

Anyway, it’s basically the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall method again.  For a low-calorie version, use mini-muffin cases and only eat one!

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

Weigh 3 eggs.  Note down how much they weighed, then measure out the same amount of self-raising flour, golden caster sugar and either soft butter or sunflower spread.  Add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Use a hand-whisk to mix it all up until it looks delicious, then divide into about 12 large muffin cases and about 10 smaller ones.

Put them all in the oven.  Check them as soon as the oven starts wafting out lovely smells, usually after about 8 minutes.  Quickly…

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