Butterfly Stencil Cake

Decorate cake on the fly! All you need is a spoon and baking cocoa.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/3
cups sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup milk
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
3
eggs
2
teaspoons poppy seed
1
container (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy lemon or vanilla frosting
About 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
Sliced almonds, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all ingredients except poppy seed, frosting, cocoa and candies with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in poppy seed. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cakes springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Place on serving platter. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake.
  • 4 For butterfly design, hold handle of large wooden spoon crosswise over center of frosted cake (hold spoon close to cake); sift cocoa over handle to form outline of butterfly body. Hold bowl of spoon over cake at angle to butterfly body; sift cocoa over edge of bowl of spoon to form outline of wing part. Repeat to form 3 remaining wing parts. Decorate with almonds.

Expert Tips

Get colorful! Decorate with brightly colored candies instead of the almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
44g
44%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.