Bottom of the Cereal-Box Cupcakes

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Bottom of the Cereal-Box Cupcakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 24

Don't throw out those final bits of cereal! Make your own confetti cupcakes with this simple recipe that makes hand-held fun! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 18, 2014


box Betty Crocker Super Moist™ white cake mix
1 1/3
cup butter, softened
2 1/2
cups crushed Trix™ cereal or Cascadian Farm™ organic fruitful O's cereal
pounds powdered sugar
tablespoons milk
package Betty Crocker™ neon food coloring gels


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, 1/3 cup of the butter, and eggs. Fold in crushed cereal. Spoon into a standard-sized muffin tin lined with cupcake wrappers.
  • 2
    Bake cupcakes for 18-21 minutes, or until the center of the cupcakes springs back to the touch. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  • 3
    In a stand mixer, prepare frosting by beating together remaining butter (1 cup), powdered sugar, and milk until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    To create colorful swirled frosting: fit a pastry bag with a large star piping tip. Squeeze a thin line of one of the Betty Crocker™ Gel Food Colorings up the side of the pastry bag. Squeeze additional colors on other sides of the bag, if desired.
  • 5
    Carefully drop frosting directly down the center of the bag, taking care to not smear the coloring on the sides of the bag together. Twist the pastry bag closed, and pipe colored frosting onto cupcakes.
  • 6
    Garnish, if desired, with sprinkles and leftover cereal bits. Enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • Don't throw that box of cereal away with just a bit of cereal at the bottom! Turn those crunchy tidbits into edible confetti treats with this super cool cupcake recipe!

    Did you just dig a box of cereal out of the back of your cupboard, only to find just a bit of cereal at the bottom? Turn those lonely leftovers into something magic -- these gorgeous confetti Bottom of the Cereal-Box Cupcakes!

    It starts like this. Grab your basics. If you're looking for a pastel-y final product, you can use Cascadian Farms Fruitful O's. If you want something brighter and schmancier, you're gonna need some Trix. You'll also need a white cake mix. And eggs. And butter. And powdered sugar. And gel food coloring. But, that's, like, totally it!

    Mix the cake mix according to package directions, then stir in some crushed cereal. Life doesn't get any easier than this!

    Spoon your batter into cupcake liners. You can fill each muffin cup about 3/4 of the way full without worrying about the cupcakes rising over the edge of your tin.

    While your cupcakes bake, prep your homemade frosting. Easy tips for making the colored frosting you see is right up there.

    Frost. It looks complicated, but is surprisingly, wildly simple! Try it! This is one décor idea that's hard to botch!

    And….just like that….you have cupcakes. We frosted our Fruitful O's cupcakes with purple and orange Betty Crocker neon frosting. The Trix cuppies got a four-color Neon treatment. So cute!

    Grab a napkin and a glass of milk….you're gonna need it! And, of course, if you're feeling like you want to eat it cereal style, feel free to serve these little darlin's in a bowl!

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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