Fruit Loop Cupcakes

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Celebrate your love for Fruit Loops with these ultra delicious and easy Fruit Loop cupcakes!

There’s nothing “fruity” about these cupcakes. They’re not only colorful but they’re packed full of taste and flavor, too. I’m a bit partial to Fruit Loops because they remind me of my childhood. (not to mention I’m always looking for a reason to indulge myself with fun cereal that’s actually meant for kids)

This is such a fun dessert to make that you’re not going to want to miss. (and in all reality, since cereal is part of the ingredients, this recipe is totally fine for breakfast as well – right?!)

How do you know when the cupcakes are done baking?

This is when you need to do the toothpick test. All you need is a handy dandy toothpick to insert into the center of the baked cupcakes once your timer goes off to see if they’re done.

If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re done. If the toothpick has some batter on it still, you need to pop these lovely treats back into the oven for a few more short moments of time.

Since we all have cereal on the brain, make certain that you take the time to make out these Fruity Pebbles Treats. With just three ingredients, the effort level is minimal while the taste is huge!

Tips for making these Fruit Loop Cupcakes

Channel your inner child when making these creative and colorful cupcakes. And make certain that you steal some bites of the Fruit Loops as well while you’re waiting for the cupcakes to get done in the oven. It’s just part of the perk of being the cook, right?

These Fruit Loop Cupcakes are the perfect weekend treat and you’re going to love grabbing one every time you walk through the kitchen! Anytime you can have a hand-held dessert and walk around the house, you know you’ve hit the jackpot, my friends.

Vanilla cupcakes

Makes 18 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Purple, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, Red Gel food coloring
  • 6 bowls
  • cupcake pan

Directions:

-Preheat the oven to 350

-Line muffin pan with cupcake liners

-Using a standing mixer, beat until combined the cake mix, eggs, milk and butter

-Divide the batter evenly between the 6 bowls.

-Mix in a few drops of each color into 1 bowl each and mix until combined.

-Scoop 1 tbsp of each color into the cupcake liners in layers.

-Use a knife and swirl the colors slightly.

-Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.

Fruit Loop Cupcakes

-Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 5 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6-10 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • 4 small bowls
  • 3 C crushed Fruit Loop cereal
  • 1 large ice cream scooper
  • Purple, Blue, Green, and Red gel food coloring

Frosting Directions:

-Using a stand mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

-Scoop 1 ½ C of white frosting into another bowl.

-Scoop ⅛ C of frosting into the 4 bowls.

-Mix in the colors into their own bowls.

-Using the remaining white frosting in the mixing bowl, mix in 2 C of the crushed fruit loops.

Fruit Loop Cupcakes

-Using the ice cream scooper, scoop dollops of frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

-Place the piping bag into a  large glass and fold the sides over.

-Using a small spoon/knife scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag.

-Scoop the blue frosting onto another side.

-Repeat with two remaining colors.

Fruit Loop Cupcakes

-Scoop the white icing that you set aside into the piping bag.

Frost the top of the cupcakes and sprinkle the remaining crushed fruit loop cereal on top. And Enjoy!

Fruit Loop Cupcakes

Fruit Loop Cupcakes

Yield: 18

There's nothing "fruity" about these cupcakes. They're not only colorful but they're packed full of taste and flavor, too. I'm a bit partial to Fruit Loops because they remind me of my childhood. (not to mention I'm always looking for a reason to indulge myself with fun cereal that's actually meant for kids)

Ingredients

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Purple, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, Red Gel food coloring
  • 6 bowls
  • cupcake pan
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 5 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6-10 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • 4 small bowls
  • 3 C crushed Fruit Loop cereal
  • 1 large ice cream scooper
  • Purple, Blue, Green, and Red gel food coloring

Instructions

Cupcakes Directions:

-Preheat the oven to 350

-Line muffin pan with cupcake liners

-Using a standing mixer, beat until combined the cake mix, eggs, milk and butter

-Divide the batter evenly between the 6 bowls.

-Mix in a few drops of each color into 1 bowl each and mix until combined.

-Scoop 1 tbsp of each color into the cupcake liners in layers.

-Use a knife and swirl the colors slightly.

-Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.

-Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Directions:

-Using a stand mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

-Scoop 1 ½ C of white frosting into another bowl.

-Scoop ⅛ C of frosting into the 4 bowls.

-Mix in the colors into their own bowls.

-Using the remaining white frosting in the mixing bowl, mix in 2 C of the crushed fruit loops.

-Using the ice cream scooper, scoop dollops of frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

-Place the piping bag into a  large glass and fold the sides over.

-Using a small spoon/knife scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag.

-Scoop the blue frosting onto another side.

-Repeat with two remaining colors.

-Scoop the white icing that you set aside into the piping bag.

Frost the top of the cupcakes and sprinkle the remaining crushed fruit loop cereal on top. And Enjoy!

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