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Pull-Apart Butterfly Cupcakes

Pull-Apart Butterfly Cupcakes
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
Encourage party guests to dig in and grab one of the delectable cupcakes making up this beautiful butterfly!
Updated December 22, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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