I am admittedly not a fan of all things sour but kids sure seem to love the Sour Patch candy! If your kids (or you!) are a fan, then you will love this easy and fun recipe from I Save A 2 Z. The cake is made from a jazzed up box mix and the frosting is a simple buttercream with neon food coloring. A fun project for the kids!
Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes
- 1 Cake Mix (we used Pillsbury)
- 3 Eggs (that’s what my cake mix called for)
- 1 cup Water (that’s what my cake mix called for)
- ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil (that’s what my cake mix called for)
- 4 tbsp. milk
- 2 cup Butter softened
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 8 cup Powdered Sugar
- Neon Food Coloring
- 24 Sour Patch kids Candies
- ⅛ cup Sugar
- ⅛ cup Citric Acid (I found mine in the canning section at Walmart)
- Make cupcakes according to your cake package directions.
- Let cool.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and add vanilla.
- Mix in the confectioners sugar one cup at a time.
- Beat in the milk
- Divide equally based on the number of colors you want to make.
- Mix food color into each portion to achieve the desired shade.
- Transfer icing to a large sized Ziploc bag or icing/piping Bag
- Ice the top of each cupcake.
- Mix together sugar and citric acid.
- Dust the top of each cupcake with sugar mixture.
- Place 1 Sour Patch Kid on top of each cupcake.