SOUR PATCH KIDS Fiesta Fun Cupcakes

Need fun party cupcakes without a lot of hassle? Start with a boxed mix and no one will guess once you add this easy homemade frosting and fun sour candy toppings.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies, divided
  • 3 large lime s, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar  (4-1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips

1

Reserve 24 candies for later use. Place remaining candies in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; freeze 1 hour.

2

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.

3

Heat oven to 350°F.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes; sprinkle with remaining frozen crushed candies. Top with remaining whole candies and lime slices just before serving.