Rhubarb & Custard Butterfly buns – Recipe!

When I was wee  I remember with the fondest of memories, my Mother baking in the kitchen. I have quite vivid memories of her happily baking, and she was forever rustling up cakes & buns for us to indulge in when we had visitors come round.

One treat, in particular, I remember her baking quite often was the infamous butterfly bun. As a child {and even now at the grand age of 34!} I loved to remove the wings, scoop up a dollop of buttercream & enjoy the life out of that thing! They were a gorgeous treat and I love that on this day, which just happens to be my Mothers birthday {she would have been 56yrs young – she hated the idea of getting older!}, that I’m sharing with you the recipe she used plus a little additional tastiness of my own.

I’ll be using this delicious Rhubarb & Custard jam {which tastes just like the Rhubarb & custard sweeties from the shops!} on my butterfly buns in this recipe and I cannot wait to taste them!


– 4oz softened butter/margarine.
– 4oz caster sugar.
– 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten.
– 4oz self-raising flour.
– 1 tsp vanilla extract.
– 1-2 tbsp of milk.

Now, I won’t bore you with the basic fairy cake recipe & how-to’s of the baking operation, however, if you need it, you can find it here.

I really enjoyed making these and I cannot believe how much the rhubarb and custard jam actually tastes like the sweeties!! My mind is so totally blown! These went down not only great with the family but with a warm cup of tea too!


Butterfly buns



  1. Marta Modesto (@DearMartaM)
    26/05/2015 / 4:50 PM

    This looks super yummy! And such a beautiful presentation.
    I will take this recipe and try it myself.


    x Marta

    • 26/05/2015 / 5:04 PM

      Thanks Marta! Keep an eye out for the R&C jam, it’s delicious!! x

  2. The L's Mum
    27/05/2015 / 8:39 AM

    Wow those look so yummy. I need to get back baking in the kitchen again. #MMWBH

  3. 27/05/2015 / 9:01 AM

    Oh they look so delicious. I’ve never heard of rhubarb and custard jam, but now I want some 🙂

  4. 27/05/2015 / 12:18 PM

    They look sooo nice!!!!

  5. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    27/05/2015 / 2:50 PM

    I may have just licked the computer screen….


  6. 27/05/2015 / 3:55 PM

    I need these in my life! I will be hunting for that jam immediately! #MMWBH

  7. Rebecca U
    27/05/2015 / 6:08 PM

    I was salivating just reading the title but these look amazing too! I’ve never heard of the rhubarb and custard jam but it looks amaze! #MMWBH

  8. kidGLloves
    27/05/2015 / 7:41 PM

    The Mother says – I’ve been reading quite a few recipe posts recently and they all start off with a nostalgic note. It’s been getting me really nostalgic too, especially about my Nan, who in my eyes, was the best cook and baker ever. I miss her and used to love just being in the kitchen with her when she baked. Thanks for helping me remember. A bit misty eyed now xx #MMWBH

  9. Kaye
    27/05/2015 / 9:55 PM

    They look amazing, I have never seen Rhubarb & Custard Jam before but I really want some now. Got to try this recipe. #MMWBH xx

  10. Mummy's Blog
    29/05/2015 / 8:59 PM

    ooh, these sound gorgeous! x

  11. 30/05/2015 / 2:00 PM

    OHMYWORD!! That jam!!!?! I cannot believe I didn’t know of it’s existence before now!!!! I absolutely love those rhubarb and custard sweets! That jam wouldn’t last 5 minutes in our house! And neither would your cakes!! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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