Spring is here! Whether you’re having an Easter brunch, a springtime get-together or a classroom party, this cute spring butterfly cupcakes recipe can definitely add a touch of spring and sunshine! The cake itself is made with a box cake, but feel free to substitute your favorite cupcake recipe.
The only part of the butterfly that is a bit tricky to always find is the edible Easter grass that we use for the antennae. We have links below to find all of the supplies you need. If necessary you can substitute any thin green candy that you then cut into tiny strips.
Spring Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe
1 box Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup softened Butter
3 tbsp Milk
4 cup Powdered Sugar
Green Food Coloring
Flipz White Chocolate Covered Pretzels (for wings)
Bunny Mix M&M’s (for body & head)
Edible Easter Grass (for antennae)
Bake cupcakes in cupcake tins according to box directions.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Cream butter in a medium bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Add several drops of color and whip a few more minutes to get even color.
Roughly ice cupcakes to resemble grass.
Place 4 M&Ms on center of cupcake slightly on edge and overlapping to make head and body.
Cut 2 small pieces of edible easter grass to make antennae.
Place 2 Flipz pretzels to make wings.
Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 44mg Sodium: 517mg Carbohydrates: 78g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 51g Protein: 6g