Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer

5 from 6 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
4 summery cupcakes

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Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer are fun, whimsical and fantastic. Perfect for lazy days by the pool and parties at the beach.

4 summery cupcakes

Popsicle Cupcakes are good for the summer because they are colorful and full of flavor, and have sunny imagery. These cupcakes have little popsicle shapes on them that make them perfect for hot summer days.


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What We Love About This Popsicle Cupcakes Recipe

Ice cream and popsicles are synonymous with summer. The ice pop may have been invented by an 11 year old, find the story here.

  • 30 Minutes: This recipe takes no time at all because you use your favorite box cake mix.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Adults and kids alike love these fun cupcakes.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or dairy free, etc.
ingredients needed to make summer cupcakes

Ingredient Notes for Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer

  • Yellow Box Cake Mix: You can use any type of cake mix brand or flavor
  • Whipped cream Frosting: A container of premade or make your own
  • Sprinkle mix: Fun multi colored ones or use these fun molds
  • Mike & Ike candies: These are the fun candies that make the popsicles
close up of a summer cupcake

Equipment Needed for Popsicle Cake

How to Make Summery Cupcakes

These are the basic steps for making Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Make Cake

First, preheat the oven, and line the cupcake sheet with liners. Prepare the cake following the instructions on the box. Then bake and allow to cool on a wire rack.

STEP 2: Ice

Next, frost the cooled cupcakes. Place a toothpick half in each candy, with the pointed toothpick end into the wide part of the candy to create the popsicles.

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STEP 3: Decorate

Finally, decorate with sprinkles and two or three of the candy popsicles.

Prep and Storage Tips for Unique Cupcake Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These cupcakes can be made 3 to 4 days in advance and stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the frosted cupcakes in the refrigerator and keep in an airtight container or well wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container and place in the freezer for up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course you can make these cupcakes healthier by using a gluten free or low calorie cupcake mix.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT CAKE MIX?

Truly, use any flavor that you like for these cupcakes; try funfetti, lemon, strawberry or any flavor that your family enjoys.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed. Double or even triple this recipe as you need for a party, cookout or get together.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST CUPCAKES?

Really it is easy to make amazing cupcakes, find out some secrets and tricks here.

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Expert Tips for Making This Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer Recipe

  • Add Different Colors: Use different color icing and different flavors for this recipe.
  • Short cut tip: Freeze cupcakes and pull them out when you want to make them.
  • Variation tip: Use fun wrappers to make these cupcakes even more fun and unique.
  • Alternate ingredient: Feel free to use soda to replace the oil and eggs for tasty cupcakes.

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4 summery cupcakes

Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer

5 from 6 votes
Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer are fun, whimsical and fantastic. Perfect for lazy days by the pool and parties at the beach.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix Box
  • Whipped cream frosting
  • sprinkle mix Multi-colored
  • Mike & Ike candies
  • Toothpicks cut in half, 2-3 per cupcake

Instructions

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely.
  • Pipe a flat swirl of whipped cream frosting on each cupcake.
  • Place a toothpick half in each candy, with the pointed toothpick end into the wide part of the candy to create the popsicles.
  • Place 2-3 popsicles on each cupcake.
  • Use sprinkles on each cupcake to fill a little of the space.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Colors: Use different color icing and different flavors for this recipe.
  • Short cut tip: Freeze cupcakes and pull them out when you want to make them.
  • Variation tip: Use fun wrappers to make these cupcakes even more fun and unique.
  • Alternate ingredient: Feel free to use soda to replace the oil and eggs for tasty cupcakes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 thoughts on “Popsicle Cupcakes for Summer”

  1. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make popsicle cupcake recipes! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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