SOUR PATCH KIDS Fiesta Fun Cupcakes

296  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 2 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

SOUR PATCH KIDS Fiesta Fun Cupcakes Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies, divided
  • 3 large limes, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar (4-1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • Reserve  24 candies for later use. Place remaining candies in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; freeze 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile,  grate enough peel, then squeeze juice from 2 limes to measure 2 Tbsp. EACH zest and juice. Cut remaining lime into 6 slices, then cut each slice into quarters. Reserve for later use.
  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Crush  frozen candies. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; stir in 3/4 cup crushed candies, and 1 Tbsp. EACH lime zest and juice. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin pan caps. Return remaining crushed candies to freezer.
  • Bake  cupcakes 18 to 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat  butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Blend in milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until frosting is of desired spreading consistency. Beat in vanilla, then remaining lime zest and lime juice until blended.
  • Spread  or pipe frosting onto cupcakes; sprinkle with remaining frozen crushed candies. Top with remaining whole candies and lime slices just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseLooking for a dessert to serve at a party? These fun cupcakes make 24 servings so they can feed a crowd.

How to Crush the Frozen CandiesUse a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet to crush the frozen candies while still in the bag. If crushed candies stick together, lightly tap bag on countertop to separate the candy pieces before using as directed.

Make It EasySubstitute 2 cans (16 oz. each) ready-to-use vanilla frosting for the homemade frosting. Stir in lime zest and juice before using as directed.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 260 
    • Total fat 10 g
    • Saturated fat 4.5 g
    • Cholesterol 40 mg
    • Sodium 190 mg
    • Carbohydrate 43 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 31 g
    •     Includes added sugars 27 g
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 0 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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