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Butterfly Cupcakes (Traditional British Butterfly Cakes)

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  • 1 jar raspberry jam, good quality; I like Mackays or Bonne Maman (you won't use the entire jar)
  • 1 cup (8 oz) heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 1/2 sticks (300g) good quality butter, unsalted and at room temperature (if you only have salted butter, omit the salt)
  • 1 1/4 cups (300g) superfine or Baker’s sugar (caster sugar in the UK)
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups (300g) self-rising flour (or all purpose flour with 2 tsp baking powder), SIFTED
  • a good pinch of salt


Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
30 min
Total Time:
45 min





Made with ❤️ in Co. Wicklow, Ireland 🇮🇪

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