Red Nose Day:Butterfly Buns

Hi my name is Lizzie and I am addicted to red noses. Since taking these photos I have bought at least another 10 noses, I can't help myself. They are always by the till and at £1 I just think, 'oh I'll have another one'. I think Dan is a little worried...

We are having a bake sale at work for Comic Relief and I thought this delicious and oh so simple butterfly bun recipe would be perfect for myself and anyone else thinking of baking for this day.

makes 12
115g self-raising flour
115g caster sugar
115g butter, softened
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Buttercream Topping
55g butter softened
115g icing sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with bun cases.
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and then add them to the mixture bit by bit, mixing continually. This will ensure the mixture does not curdle.
  3. Using a metal spoon gently fold in the flour until it is all combined. Add the vanilla essence and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the bun cases, around halfway. Place in the oven for 15 minutes or until risen and golden in colour. 
  5. Whilst your cakes are baking make the buttercream topping. Whisk the butter until light and fluffy, gradually whisk in the icing sugar until combined completely.
  6. Leave the cakes to cool for 5 minutes in the tray then move to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool cut a slice from the top and cut in half to make the 'wings'.
  7. Spoon the buttercream into the newly created hole in the top of the cake and arrange the wings how you want them.
  8. Dust with a little icing sugar to decorate and enjoy!
Simple cakes that look rather impressive (if you ask me) that are perfect for any bake sale; I promise every single one of you will be able to create these tasty treats! 

Are you doing anything for Comic Relief? Have you bought a red nose?


  1. These sound delicious! I have bought a red nose, but so far only one haha!

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  2. These look so yummy!
    I'm hungry now!

  3. OMG!! they look so good !!

    great post !!

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  4. I love Red Noses! Such a great campaign. I need to hunt one down! x

  5. These are so cute- I definitely want to try and bake something for Comic Relief :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  6. These look way to cute to eat them. Although I probably couldn't resist very long.

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  7. Oh wow these look delicious! I will have to give them a try xx

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