Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe

Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Butterfly Cupcakes

Want a dessert that’s a little more fun and visual? Then cupcakes is the treat for you! Enjoy these cupcake recipes as a sweet dessert, or sneak them in as something to snack on when nobody’s looking. You deserve it!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • Food coloring (assorted colors)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.

  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and let them cool completely on a wire rack.

  8. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the frosting. Beat until smooth and creamy.

  9. Divide the frosting into separate bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix until well combined.

  10. Using a piping bag fitted with a star tip, pipe the colored frosting onto each cupcake to resemble butterfly wings.

  11. Optional: Place two small candy eyes on each cupcake to create the butterfly’s eyes.

  12. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories : 380kcal
  • Total Fat : 18g
  • Saturated Fat : 11g
  • Cholesterol : 100mg
  • Sodium : 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 53g
  • Dietary Fiber : 0g
  • Sugar : 37g
  • Protein : 3g
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