Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

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5 from 50 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

These Fruity Pebble Cupcakes are a fun dessert your family will enjoy. Grab a box of fruity pebble cereal and create 24 colorful and delicious cupcakes!

A fruity pebble cupcake on a table and on a cake stand.

Introduction

These cupcakes made with fruity pebble cereal is an easy and fun recipe for birthdays, holidays, and family nights. Fruity pebble cupcakes are the perfect combination of sweet and savory for a tasty treat. Use up your leftover cereal by transforming it into a dessert you will not forget!

What We Love About This Recipe

Did you know fruity pebble cereal was inspired by the TV show The Flintstones? Read more fun facts about this iconic cereal here.

  • Easy Ingredients: This easy recipe is very pantry friendly and consists of items you most likely already have!
  • Family Friendly: This recipe makes 24 sweet cupcakes for your family to enjoy! The bright colors and flavors will have your loved ones wanting more.
  • Adaptable: This recipe is vegetarian. You may also switch out the cake mix and make your own frosting based off of your needs. Get creative!

If you’re looking for more tasty desserts, try these recipes for Easy Lemon Cupcakes with Cake Mix, Vanilla Marshmallow Filled Cupcakes, and Funfetti Sugar Cookies!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients needed to make a fruity pebble dessert.

These fruity pebble cupcakes are pantry friendly, but there might be a few items you may need to head to the store for. You’ll be happy you grabbed these common items during your next grocery trip because these cupcakes are truly unforgettable.

  • Fruity Pebble Cereal: As the staple of this dessert, fruity pebbles add the sweet and savory taste, along with the bright colors! Reserve extra cereal to use as a topping after icing.
  • White Chocolate Pudding Mix: Adding pudding to the cake mix will create a perfectly sweet and spongy cupcake.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil is recommended, but you can use any neutral oil of your choice.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions

You can make this fruity pebble dessert your own by substituting ingredients. With a simple ingredient list, it is easy to fit your dietary needs and preferences.

  • White Cake Mix: Use any flavor of cake mix you’d like to create the perfect cupcake for you.
  • Egg Whites: You may use applesauce and mashed bananas to substitute eggs out of this recipe! Read more here.

Equipment Needed

How to Make These Fruity Pebble Desserts

Here are the basic steps to creating these delectable fruity pebble cupcakes. This recipe comes together in only 5 steps!

Please refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Mix The Cupcake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, egg whites, oil, and water. Use an electric mixer until batter is a smooth consistency.

a collage of 3 images showing how to make the batter for fruity pebble cupcakes.

STEP 2: Add The Fruity Pebble Cereal

Using a spatula, fold the fruity pebble cereal into the batter. Remember to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl during this process to ensure all of the batter is included.

STEP 3: Bake The Cupcakes

Add liners to the cupcake tins and fill about 2/3 with batter. Top batter with a pinch of fruity pebble cereal. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350º until a toothpick comes out clean to confirm doneness.

STEP 4: Create The Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

In a large, clean bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter until fluffy. Slowly incorporate powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Between cups, add in vanilla extract, heavy cream, and yogurt. Mix until creamy.

a collage of 2 images showing how to make the frosting and decorate fruity pebble cupcakes.

STEP 5: Frost and Garnish Cupcakes

Fill a piping bag with fresh buttercream and use a piping tip of your choice. Once your fruity pebble cupcakes are completely cooled, you may begin to frost. Sprinkle some fruity pebble cereal on the top to garnish and enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Yes! You can switch the cereal in this recipe with any of your choosing to create new and fun flavors.

Wrap each cupcake individually in plastic wrap and save in the freezer for 3 months!

Fruity pebble desserts will stay fresh for 3-4 days in an airtight container stored at room temperature or refrigerated.

Yes, read more cereal ingredients here.

In 1971 the first type of Pebbles Cereal came out. Read more history on the brand here!

4 fruity pebble cupcakes on a wooden table.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great cupcake recipe for a party or function. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Short cut tip: Set out measured ingredients before beginning the batter because this recipe moves quickly!

What to Serve with Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

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Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

Yield: 16
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
These Fruity Pebble Cupcakes are a fun dessert your family will love. Just grab a box of fruity pebbles and follow this easy recipe!
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Equipment

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • 3.5 Ounces White Chocolate Pudding Mix, 1 (3.5 Ounce) Box
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Large Egg Whites

Frosting

  • 1 – ½ Cups Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal, Garnish

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and fill cupcake tin with liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and egg whites. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium until batter is smooth.
  • Fold in ¾ cup of the Fruity Pebbles Cereal.
  • Once batter is smooth, fill cupcake liners until each is about 2/3 full. Sprinkle a pinch of Fruity Pebble cereal on top of batter before baking. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool fully before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream

  • In a clean, large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat 1 – 1/2 cups of softened butter until fluffy.
  • Slowly incorporate powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add vanilla extract and a tablespoon of yogurt and cream between each cup. Continue to mix until creamy and light.
  • Fill your piping bag with buttercream and frost cupcakes once they are cool. Top with remaining Fruity Pebbles cereal. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great cupcake recipe for a party or function. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Short cut tip: Set out measured ingredients before beginning the batter because this recipe moves quickly!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American

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