| Posted by Healthy Groms

Looking for a way to jazz up your kid’s lunchboxes? We’ve got it! These beautiful butterfly cupcakes, from the Australian Women’s Weekly Cooking School for Kid’s cookbook, are gorgeous, yummy and are fun to make with your little ones! For all you super nannies, this is a great activity to do on a free afternoon with your charges!


125g butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

225g self-raising flour

60ml milk

160g jam

250ml thickened cream


Makes 24 – perfect for a sugar-laden kid’s party





  • Preheat oven to 180C. Fill a cupcake tin, or two, depending on the size, with 24 paper cases.
  • Beat butter, vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, sifted flour and milk until combined, or until smooth and pale in colour. Ensure each child has a go, or fights will most likely ensue.
  • Fill the paper cases in the tins lined and let bake for 20 minutes. Divvy up the utensils so everyone gets a lick, and leave the bowl for everyone to share – and yes you too, you deserve it!
  • Let rest for 5 minutes, then remove cakes and put them on a wire rack. Write a note to go shopping tomorrow, and not to forget the champagne this time.
  • Using a small knife with a sharp point, cut out a circle from the top of each cake. Cut each of these circles in half to make two “wings”. Fill holes in the tops of the cakes with jam and whipped cream. Place the “wings” on top of each cake.
  • And there you have it! Butterfly cupcakes that will make your little ones' lunchboxes the envy of the schoolyard! 
Love, LBL x

Credits to the AWW Cooking School cookbook for the cover image, Amanda McLauchlan for image right below the recipe, and to kidspot.com.au for the photo just above.
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