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Butterfly Cake

Celebrate spring, summer, a birthday or any day with a butterfly-shaped cake. Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your butterfly.

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (10x10 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil

Frosting and Decorations

1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
candy stick (8 to 10 inches long)
Betty Crocker™ gel food colors (in desired colors)
Betty Crocker™ decorating gel (from 0.68-oz tube) in any color
Betty Crocker™ colored sugars
8
jelly beans or candy coated almonds
Small round candy decorations

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round pans. Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for later use. Freeze remaining layer 45 minutes before cutting to reduce crumbs.
  • 2 Cut off rounded top of cake to make flat surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake in half crosswise; cut each half into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces (as shown in diagram). Place cake pieces on platter to form butterfly. Gently separate cake pieces to form wings.
  • 3 Reserve 1/2 cup frosting; set aside. Spread top and sides of cake with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Place candy stick between cake pieces for butterfly body.
  • 4 Stir food color into reserved frosting until well blended. Spread over cake in desired pattern on wings. Outline wing patterns with gel. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Place jelly beans on corners of wings. Decorate butterfly with candy decorations. Store loosely covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
43g
43%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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