Butter Fly Cakes

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

  • About

Posher British cousins of the traditional American cupcake, these pretty petite cakes are topped with a dollop of whipped cream, a spot of jam, and a charming set of “wings” fashioned from the domed cake tops—a perfect small and delicate bite for any teatime tray.


For the Cakes

  • 1⅔ cups (215 g) flour
  • teaspoons baking powder<


To make the cakes, preheat the oven to 350°F 180°C). Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minut