Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

We love baking, especially since we moved into our new house with its fully working oven and baking friendly layout. It makes a massive difference to have working tools for the job. Our old oven was definitely past its best!

Cadbury sent us a bag of delicious Dairy Milk goodies to help us bake our version of their Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake and as big Cadbury fans we were more than happy to give the cake a go even if cake decorating is not my strong suit. My favourite item in the bag was my brilliant, blog personalised apron. I love that it’s Cadburys purple and features my blog name too, such a great present!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl CakeCadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake


The recipe below is courtesy of Cadburys, we changed the presentation to better suit our skill set.

For the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake you will need;

Equipment – 20cm square cake tin, greaseproof paper, bowls, spoons etc


200g caster sugar

200g unsalted butter – softened

140g self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp Cadburys Bournville Cocoa powder

4 medium eggs


Icing Ingredients

100g Cadburys Bournville dark chocolate

100ml double cream

knob of butter


To decorate

Selection of Cadburys Milk and White Chocolate Buttons

Cadburys Giant Milk chocolate buttons

Cadburys Maynards Mix ups

Cadburys Flake

Preheat oven to 180C, line your cake tin with greaseproof paper (or grease it well). Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs and flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, mixing well to combine.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl CakeCadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven, wait around 5 minutes and then turn cake out of the tin to cool.

To make the icing melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once melted add the butter and put yo one side to cool. To decorate we chose to fully ice our cake first. This created a canvas on which to assemble our owl. We found it easy to make the owl shape and were pleased that it was recognisable as an owl. You can make yours by starting with the eyes, then layering the buttons to make a feathered body, use a ‘raspberry’ Mix Up for the nose and crushed up flake for the ears.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake

Thanks to Cadburys for providing the ingredients for our delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake. You can find more yummy Cadbury recipes here.

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