Rachel's Oreo cookie butterfly buns

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Rachel Powell's Oreo butterfly cupcakes
Rachel Powell's Oreo butterfly cupcakes
  • Makes: 10

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Rachel says: 'This is a fun twist on the traditional butterfly cakes I often enjoyed at parties during my childhood'


For the butterfly buns:

  • 100g (3 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g (3 oz) self-raising flour
  • 14g ( oz) cocoa powder, sifted

For the Oreo buttercream icing:

  • 18 Oreo cookies
  • 60g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g (3 oz) icing sugar, sifted

Top be sure the cupcakes are cooked, poke the cakes in the centre with a cocktail stick and if the stick comes out clear you have a cooked cupcake.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Place 10 paper cases in a cupcake baking tray.
  2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar, using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer or by hand, until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder.
  3. Fill each cupcake paper case half full. Dont be tempted to overfill them as they will turn into a mess!
  4. Bake for 15 mins, or until the cakes are well risen and spring back to the touch. Remove the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  5. Crush 8 of the Oreos into fine pieces in a bowl, then add the butter and icing sugar, along with 2tbsp of water. Whisk for 5 - 10 mins (the longer, the better) to give the icing lots of volume.
  6. Take the cooled cakes and with a knife, slice off the top part of each cake and scoop out a small crater about halfway deep. With a teaspoon, generously fill the craters with the Oreo buttercream icing.
  7. Take the remaining 10 Oreos and cut each one in half ( I find a quick heavy cut is best and makes the cookie less likely to crumble).
  8. Push a pair of Oreo 'wings' into the icing on each cake to create the butterfly effect.
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hey dudes these are delicious

The fairy cake fairy xx

Mmm tastes amazing wish it didn't take so long to make 😄😄

jeanette hully

the orea buttetfly cakes we found that if you use tiny oreo biscult for mult packet you do not have to cut them to make wings,g kids love them

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