Wendy Kelly's butterfly buns

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Caroline Kelly
Caroline Kelly
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

We asked you send in your Mum's Best Dish and Caroline Kelly just had to send in her mum Wendy's butterfly buns. A childhood classic, these tasty bites are just as good as you remember and perfect for school bake sales and baking with the kids


  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder

For the buttercream icing

  • 150g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp milk or water
  • 1tsp vanilla extract (or cocoa, strawberry flavour, coffee depending on preference.)

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  1. Combine all the cake ingredients together in a bowl creaming together the butter and sugar first, then eggs, then dry ingredients. (I use a food processor rather than mixing by hand as I find it makes the sponge lighter. Also I sift the flour as I add.)
  2. Bake in a preheated oven on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for approx 15 mins or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  3. For the buttercream icing, firstly soften the butter then gradually beat in the icing sugar and add the milk and flavouring as you go.
  4. Once the cakes have cooled, carefully cut out circles on the tops of the cakes, fill each hole with buttercream icing.
  5. Cut the circle in 2 and arrange on top to look like a butterfly. You can also add cake decorations to the butterflies depending on preference. Happy baking!!

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