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  • Makes 12
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients

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Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes)

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • Icing sugar, to dust

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 x 1/2 cup muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Using electric beaters, cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Gradually add egg, beating well between each addition. Add flour alternately with milk and vanilla. Divide evenly between patty cases. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool.
  3. Cut a circle from the top of each cake, then cut the circle in half. Beat cream in a small bowl until thick.
  4. Put a teaspoon of jam into the top of each cake and top with a dollop of cream. Press two of the half circles onto each cake. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

  • Everybody – young and old just love old fashioned and traditional butterfly cakes – simply the best!

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  • I used to make these years ago minus the jam. I must make them again soon, they are lovely.

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  • Ooh, these are such a childhood favourite. I don’t make them, my sister made really yummy ones.

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  • I use to love butterfly cakes when l was young! Thanks so much!

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  • My children used to love these when they were growing up.

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  • So cute! These look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  • What a cute idea!! Thanks =)

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  • Such a classic cup cake we love them in this house

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  • thanks so much for posting this great recipe. they look so beautiful

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  • this is too cute
    what a great idea for a party

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  • great for a kids party. thanks for sharing.

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  • i love butterfly cakes, almost like having scones but not as heavy

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  • My mum use to make these cakes for us when we were little and they would go in a flash love them butterfly cakes

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  • I am making these this week as a special treat after my little ones have missed so many days of school sick. Thank you :)

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  • looks great for high tea parties. looks yummy decadent. =)

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