Pull-Apart Butterfly Cupcakes

Pull-Apart Butterfly Cupcakes

Encourage party guests to dig in and grab one of the delectable cupcakes making up this beautiful butterfly!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Frosting and Decorations
Betty Crocker® red gel food color
Betty Crocker® yellow gel food color
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
Betty Crocker® candy sprinkles and decors
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir 5 drops red food color and 5 drops yellow food color into vanilla frosting to make orange frosting; set aside.
  3. On large serving tray or cookie sheet covered with foil, arrange 24 cupcakes as shown in diagram. Frost center body of butterfly and antennae with chocolate frosting. (Push cupcakes together slightly to frost entire body and antennae, not just individual cupcakes.) Frost remaining cupcakes with orange frosting for wings. (Push cupcakes together slightly to frost entire wings, not just individual cupcakes.) Pipe chocolate frosting outline on wings, if desired. Decorate butterfly with candies and sugar. Store loosely covered.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
To order the decorations shown, go to fancyflours.com and search for royal icing sugar decorations.
For more vivid color, use paste icing color.
Let kids get creative and have fun decorating the butterfly wings. They can even pick out their favorite candies to use.
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 200mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.