Air Fryer Butterfly Cakes

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Delicious air fryer butterfly cakes. How to make homemade butterfly cakes in the air fryer with this easy to follow recipe.
Prep Time : 20minutes 
Cook Time : 12minutes 
Total Time : 32minutes 
Servings    : 10


  • 300 g Thermomix Buttercream
  • 120 g Unsalted Butter
  • 120 g Caster Sugar
  • 120 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Paste
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Icing Sugar

Kitchen Gadgets

  • Thermomix
  • Cosori Air Fryer
  • Small Pudding Dishes
  • Cupcake Paper Liners
  • Nozzle Set
  • Piping Bags
  • Peg
  • Scissors
  • Drinking Glass


  • Load into the Thermomix or stand mixer, your butter and sugar and mix on speed 3 for 3 minutes.
  • Scrape the sides and add the vanilla and the eggs mix on speed 3 for a further 3 minutes.
  • Then add the flour and mix on speed 4 for 1 minutes. Then scrape the edges.
  • Load the cupcake batter into paper cases to ¼ full and then inside your small pudding dishes.
  • Load into the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes at 160c/320f. Allow to fully cool on a cooling tray. Whilst they are air frying clean the Thermomix and then make your buttercream.
  • Then once the cupcakes are cool, slice a circle around the tops and remove the centre, making sure you don’t go too low. Then slice these cake pieces in half lengthways.
  • Next load the nozzle into the piping bag and the piping bag over the drinking glass. Add the buttercream and use your hands to tightly twist the piping bag and add a peg to the top. Cut the bottom off the piping bag so that the nozzle comes through.
  • Pipe your butterfly bun holes.
  • Then place the two slices of bun over to form a butterfly.
  • Then sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.


Make Ahead. You can also make ahead your butterfly bun recipe. Which is perfect if you have a party that you want to use them for the next day.

Thanks for reading our recipe for butterfly buns on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious baking recipes in the air fryer, then do check out our air fryer doughnut cake recipe next.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: C23g | Protein4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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