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this is the recipe i use for most of my plain cupcakes, i addapt the decoration depending on mood...


  • 125g soft btter
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 500ml double cream
  • food colouring of your choice.


  • preheat oven 200/gas mark 6 and line a 12 bun cake tin with muffin papers
  • Step 2: cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Step 3: add the eggs one at a timewith a little flour, beating as you go.
  • Step 4: fold in the rest of the flour, baking powder, bicarb and vanilla.
  • Step 5: spoon the mixture into the muffin papers and bake for 20-30 mins
  • Step 6: once cool, cut off the mounded peaks and cut the in two to make the wings
  • Step 7: whip the cream until thick, colouring with the colours of your choice. dollop 2tsp of cream onto each cake then place your butterfly wings.

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