Definition of butterfly cake in English:

butterfly cake

Line breaks: butter|fly cake


A small sponge cake with its top cut off and divided into two pieces, which are then fixed to the cake with buttercream at an angle to resemble a butterfly’s wings.
More example sentences
  • Pictured here (clockwise from black Fendi handbag) are yellow Pucci cake, Marc Jacobs butterfly cake, Missoni eclair and an Alberta Ferretti pale green macaroon.
  • Bakers prepare everything from breadsticks and banana bread to tiered wedding cakes - or a butterfly cake, if you prefer.
  • The butterfly cakes with fresh raspberry cream are going down a treat.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...