Fruity Pebble Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Moist Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with creamy vanilla buttercream frosting and Fruity Pebble sprinkles! A fun and festive cupcake everyone will love!

Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I waited SO long to finally get to the movies to see The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t recommend it enough. It is such an incredible musical. Brilliant all around. My kids were captivated, as was I. I immediately downloaded the soundtrack the second we got home and we’ve been playing it on repeat ever since. I’m willing to bet that it’ll be a while before any of us enjoys another movie quite that much. And you better believe that the second we can watch it at home – we will be. Of course the current debate is – do we get a digital copy as soon as it becomes available or wait for a physical copy. I’m leaning towards digital because we’ll have it earlier and not have to store another disc. My kids are pushing for a hard copy. Do you still buy physical discs or have you switched to all digital movie purchases?

Also, here’s a big shocker… our weather is still bonkers. Not too long ago it was over 70 degrees… in February! It’s been up and down and back again. March is very unpredictable in New England. I suppose that’s the one thing that’s predictable… how unpredictable it can be. But annoying at that. We’re expecting more snow tomorrow after nearly everything from the last few storms melted. Another wide range of possibilities, somewhere between 6 and 18 inches. So basically what they mean to say is, we’re getting snow but they have no idea how much. Too bad it’s not an April Fool’s joke! Too early for that! We can always hope though!

Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I go through funny phases where sometimes I think food holidays are silly and other times I love the idea of celebrating them. Certain food is totally worth celebrating. When I learned that national cereal day was coming up, I had to celebrate. Because, why not? Right?

I’ve been itching to share these. I almost gave in and shared them earlier but I held out so I could share them on the actual ‘holiday’… it’s national cereal day – today! So, if you’re lucky enough to not have a pending blizzard heading your way… head to your local store and pick up all of the ingredients to make these for dessert tonight!

Super fun and festive cupcakes with rainbow Fruity Pebbles inside and out! What’s not to love?

It’s a funfetti cupcake with a twist! Add these moist Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with creamy vanilla buttercream frosting to your baking plans asap!

Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 8-9 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Fruity Pebble Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Moist Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with creamy vanilla buttercream frosting and Fruity Pebble sprinkles! A fun and festive cupcake everyone will love!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3C all purpose flour
  • 1/3C plain yogurt
  • 1/3C milk
  • 1/2C Fruity Pebble cereal

Frosting:

  • 1/2C unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/4C powdered sugar
  • 2Tb heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Fruity Pebble cereal, for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Line a standard cupcake pan with 8-9 paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg whites and vanilla, followed by salt and baking powder. Scrape bowl as needed. Add half of the flour, followed by half of the yogurt and milk. Mix lightly. Repeat with remaining flour, yogurt and milk. Mix until just combined. Add rainbow Fruity Pebble cereal. Mix in by hand.
  3. Divide batter between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  4. When cupcakes have cooled completely, prepare frosting. In a large bowl or stand mixer beat butter until smooth. Mix in frosting, increasing speed. Add vanilla and heavy cream. Mix until fully combined and desired consistency is reached. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fit with desired tip. Frost cupcakes and immediately top off with extra cereal. 
  5. Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several days. 

*A jumbo open star tip was used for this recipe.

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Fruity Pebble funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

2 Responses to “Fruity Pebble Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting”

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    Lauren @ Lemon & Mocha — March 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I have to confess that I have never tried Fruity Pebble cereal, but these photos are making me want to go buy a box! These cupcakes look so tasty – adding them to my list to try!

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      Rachel — April 2, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Thanks, Lauren!

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