Lemon Butterfly Buns

  • 40 mins
  • Serves 24
  • Easy

Have fun with the little ones by making lemon butterfly buns. Its a perfect fun activity with a tasty treat at the end!

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  1. Preheat the oven, line bun tins with paper cases
  2. Beat 175g butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy, add lemon rind. Whisk in the eggs, a little at a time, sift in flour and fold into the mixture, then fold in milk.
  3. Spoon into cake cases and bake for 12-15 mins until turning golden.
  4. Whilst the cakes are cooling, make the butter icing.
  5. To make butter icing, beat 50g butter, sift icing sugar and add a little at a time. Mix in lemon curd.
  6. Once the cakes are cool, use a sharp knife to slice off the tops, then cut the tops in half. Using a teaspoon, spread the buttercream on top of the topless cakes, then gently push the freshly cut two semi-circular halves into the buttercream on each cake, doing this at an angle to look like butterfly wings.
  7. Add sprinkles if you like, then serve and enjoy!