Pull-Apart Butterfly Cupcakes

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

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
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
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
2/3
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
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.