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
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

Red food color
Yellow food color
1
container vanilla frosting
2/3
cup chocolate frosting
Assorted spring-colored candies and sugar
  • 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.
  • 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.
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