Butterfly Buns

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Small buns that resemble butterflies. All kids love them

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 buns

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons cherry jam

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350 F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup-muffin-pan with paper baking cups.

  2. Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine and white sugar together until pale yellow and fluffy. Gradually add small amounts of beaten egg, beating continuously. In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder and hot water. Stir cocoa mixture into batter. Fold in flour using figure eight movement. If the mixture is too stiff, batter should slowly drop off spoon when lifted from bowl, add a small amount of water. Divide mixture into 12 muffin cups.

  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until well risen and firm to touch. Allow to cool.

  4. Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine until soft. Gradually add sifted confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. Mix cream filling until smooth.

  5. Cut circles from tops of muffins, and halve these to resemble butterfly wings. Put a small amount of cherry jam in the cut out hole, and cover with a teaspoon of cream filling. Place the wing shapes into the cream filling curved side down.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.