Let’s bake for Father’s Day!

by in Fun things to do
4.50 avg. rating (88% score) - 4 votes

If there’s one thing I love, it’s baking.

Well actually it’s eating what comes out at the end that I really love. So I thought I’d share this recipe with you so can surprise your dad with a tasty treat a week on Sunday.

I’m giving you plenty of notice, you have just over a week to get all of your ingredients together and get busy in the kitchen. It’s a good idea to get a grown-up to help you, but hopefully not your dad – you don’t want to give the surprise away!

Lemon and Butterfly cakes

Here’s what you need for these scrummy-looking butterfly cakes (if you want to print the recipe you can download our attachment):

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 Freedom Food labelled eggs
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 185g self raising flour
  • 60g plain flour
  • 185ml milk

For the filling:

  • 50g softened butter
  • 100g sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tsp of lemon curd, made with Freedom Food labelled eggs
And here’s what you need to do
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c/fan oven 160c, 350f, gas 4. Place paper muffin cases in a 12-hole muffin tray.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until well combined. Sift the plain and self-raising flour together and add the lemon zest. Fold into the mixture. The mixture should be of a dropping consistency. If it’s not quite there, add a little milk.
  3. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  4. When cool, carefully slice off just the top of the cakes with a sharp knife. Cut the slice in two to form the ‘wings’ of the butterflyand set aside.
For the buttercream icing filling
  1. Beat the softened butter together with the sifted icing sugar and mix until combined.
  2. Fill the space on the top of each cake with a small blob of buttercream icing and the lemon curd. Now gently push the butterfly ‘wings’ into the mixture.

That’s it! I hope you really enjoy them and your dad has a lovely Father’s Day on Sunday, 16 June. Oh, and thanks to Freedom Food for the amazing recipe!



Hey dudes! I'm Jaysea and I live in the waters around the Park. I got caught in some fishing net when I was a pup but I still love swimming! I'm gonna show you how to have lots of fun with amazing videos and activities - just stick with me!

More Posts


Total Attachments: 1

5 Responses to “Let’s bake for Father’s Day!”

  1. Alice

    I would be lovely not only to cook for dad but use freedom food as well_ a perfect recipe

    • Margot 11/7/2014

      CUPCAKES,cupcakes I love cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂


Leave a Reply