Smarties cupcake recipe

Smarties cupcakesWho doesn’t love Smarties?!?!

I have incorporated an all-time favorite into an all-time favorite; cupcakes!!

This recipe is so great and you can make it with any color at all so that it can be used for any occasion or holiday! Blue/Red for July 4th, orange/yellow for Halloween, green/red for Christmas…

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box plain white cake mix
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil (I use applesauce)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • food coloring
  • Smarties

Homemade Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp half-and-half cream
  • 5 drops food coloring

smartiesCupcake Directions:

Combine all cupcake ingredients except food coloring.

Separate batter into two separate bowls.

Color each bowl a different color. For my purple batter, I added 4 drops of red and 4 drops of blue. For pink I used four drops of red.

Add several packages of Smarties directly into one of the batters.

smarties cupcake batter

Fill cupcake tins or cupcake liner 1/4 full with one color and another 1/4 with the other color.

cupcakesBake according to cake mix box.

Frosting directions:

You can take the easy way out and pop open a can of pre-made frosting or you can just go all the way…. :)

Beat all ingredients. You can add food coloring to the frosting to make them even more fun.

Top with Smarties and enjoy!!



  1. says

    I saw this on Pinterest earlier! I’m such a fan of colors, which is why it originally caught my attention, haha. I definitely want to try these out. I’m sure my hubby would like them, he loves smarties hahaha.

    P.S. I agree with you on the whole laundry, dishes, dusting, etc…thing LOL.

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