Vanilla butterfly cupcakes
Recipe type: Thermomix
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Serves: 15
These delicious cupcakes are just like a victoria sponge cake. Full of jam and cream but just a little bit cuter :)
  • 125g butter (cubed)
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g milk
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300g whipping cream
  • Jam of choice (I used strawberry)
  • icing sugar for dusting.
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. If using raw sugar, add it to the TM bowl and grind for 5 seconds on speed 7 to make caster sugar.
  3. Add the butter to the sugar and mix on for 15 seconds on speed 6.
  4. Scrape down the sides and mix again on speed 4 for 40 seconds. Scrape down the sides.
  5. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix on speed 6 for 25 seconds. Scrape down the sides
  6. Add the milk and mix for 15 seconds on speed 7. Scrape down the sides.
  7. Insert the butterfly.
  8. Add the flour and baking powder and mix together for 5 seconds on speed 2. Repeat if necessary.
  9. Fill each cupcake (almost) to the top and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown colour on top.
  10. While they are baking, rinse out the TM bowl.
  11. Add the cream to the bowl and insert the butterfly once again.
  12. Whip the cream by mixing it for 10 seconds on speed 4. Repeat for a few seconds at a time until you have your desired consistency. Don't over beat it or you will end up with butter.
  13. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled you can assemble them by cutting a circular hole in the top of each one. Do not throw the off cuts out.
  14. Fill the hole with cream and add a small dollop of jam to the top.
  15. Cut each circular offcut in half and place them on top on the jam (like butterfly wings).
  16. Dust some icing sugar over the top to finish.
  17. Enjoy.
Recipe by Mrs D plus 3 at