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Butterfly Cut-Up Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

You'll "wow" your guests when you bring out this pretty party cake. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or piece of cardboard covered with foil
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Colored sugars
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ decorating gel
Assorted candies, such as jelly beans (cut in half), pastel mints, miniature jawbreakers, cherry rock candy
Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavor)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch rounds. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for other use. Refrigerate or freeze remaining layer 30 to 60 minutes or until firm for easier handling.
  • 2
    Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cut side down. Cut cake in half; cut a notch on each cut side, slightly below center, to form wings as shown in diagram. To make butterfly, arrange 2 wings on foil-covered tray; use 2 of the leftover notched pieces to form the body, trimming if necessary. Attach pieces together with a small amount of frosting. Spread a thin layer of frosting over top and sides to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake.
  • 3
    Sprinkle with colored sugars. Outline wings and body with decorating gel. Decorate wings with assorted candies as desired. Roll fruit snack rolls to make antennae. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • *For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.
  • Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
  • Here's an easy and fun cake-decorating trick: Use a small paintbrush to “paint” food color directly onto frosting.
  • Turn the leftover cake layer into a trifle! Cut leftover cake into 1-inch cubes, and layer them with prepared chocolate pudding and fresh strawberries in a large glass bowl. Top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
32g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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