Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake


"Celebrate spring, summer, a birthday or any day with a butterfly-shaped cake. "
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1 h 45 m servings 460 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.5g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (or 325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for a later use.
  2. Cut cake in half crosswise; cut each half into 1/3 and 2/3 pieces (as shown in diagram). Place cake pieces on platter to form butterfly. Gently separate cake pieces to form wings.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting. Frost cake pieces with remaining frosting. Place candy stick between cake pieces for butterfly body.
  4. Stir food color into reserved frosting until well blended. Spread over cake in desired pattern on wings. Outline wing patterns with gel. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Place jelly beans on corners of wings. Decorate butterfly with candy decorations.
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  • Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your butterfly.
  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box for 8-inch or 9-inch round cake pans.



this turned out great. the only thing i did different is to use a colored bendy straw instead of the stick candy for the center body.

I made this cake for my daughter's 5th birthday party! Directions are easy to follow....I had many compliments on the design!

I made this for my daughter's 1st birthday party. Her theme was butterflies and it looked great! Carve out some time to make and decorate it. It took me a while to decorate it. Put your firs...

Very Easy way to dress up a simple cake. You can take this in any direction you want and was a lot of fun to make.

very easy to make and turned out great