Fruity Pebble Cupcakes


Fruity Pebble CupcakesThe Story:

Boys have cooties. There, I said it!

But only…

1. If they go to the gym twice a day. Do you really have nothing better to do?  Go feed the hungry or sing at a nursing home! “Doe a deer a female deer…”

2. If they shave their arms.  I shouldn’t have to wonder whose arm is whose when I look down.

3. If they drink more protein shakes than water.  Chill out.  Seriously.

4. If they don’t walk you to your door after a date. It’s only 20 feet, I think you can handle the strenuous trek to the doorknob.

5. If their jeans are tighter than yours.  This needs no explanation.

6. If anything in their closet is hot pink.  I can handle a splash of pale pink in a tie or classy button up, but hot pink just should not be on a man’s color wheel.

7. If their facebook profile picture is a “selfy.” Do they really not have any friends to hold the camera for them? Can we say red flag…?

8. If you run into them at the tanning salon.  It’s just bad news and it probably means they’ll spend more time getting ready in the morning than you will.


I have a book signing this weekend at the Fort Union Deseret Book in Midvale, Utah! Come see me at Ladies Night from 6-7 pm on April 6!


Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

Fruity Pebble Cupcakes


Pineapple Confetti Cake:
1 box white or yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 C. oil
3/4 C. crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 C. sour cream or yogurt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. Fruity Pebble Cereal
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-5 C. powdered sugar
Fruity Pebbles for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, crushed pineapple, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix, then once combined fold in Fruity Pebbles.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with Fruity Pebbles. Note: Frosting and top with cereal he day or serving, or else the cereal will absorb moisture from the frosting and get soft.

Fruity Pebble Confetti Cupcakes

44 thoughts on “Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Jill_R says:

    Those cupcakes are soooo colorful and spring-y! Love them!

  2. 2
    Gina says:

    Oh my- the pop of color just makes me happy- adorable!

  3. 3
    Nancee says:

    Sounds delish! I’m assuming after you add the cake mix you fold in the 1 1/2 c. of fruity pebbles 😉 Can’t wait to make these. Love all your recipes.

  4. 4
    Rita says:

    Lizzy, I just bought your book and it is beautiful! I love all the pictures and can’t wait to start making cupcakes!

  5. 5
    Lauren A. says:

    Amen! Completely agree with all the cootie characteristics… Especially the skinny jeans, just, no. Haha! But these cupcakes look delish as always! I’ll definitely be trying them 🙂

  6. 6

    LOL love all your cootie points! Totally agree!

  7. 7
    betty decker says:

    I wonder what happened to the picture when you print the recipe. I usually will pick a recipe to do when I see the picture. Anyway that can be re-added?

  8. 8
    Evan Whisenant says:

    Ha I love the guidelines for if boys have cooties. I couldn’t agree more with the shaved arms/tight jeans! Sometimes we BYU guys just try a little too hard

  9. 9
    Lee says:

    Beautiful cupcakes! Lizzy what is your book called? I don’t see it on your website…

    • 9.1

      It’s called “Your Cup of Cake” you can buy it on Amazon as well as though a few book stores online! It’s in Walmart, Costco, Deseret Book and Seagull book in a few states

  10. 10
    Jess says:

    Hahaha! Love your list… especially the facebook one… so lame.

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    Anonymous says:

    With spring rolling in, could you PLEASE make a Strawberry Banana cupcake?!?? 🙂 🙂

  13. 13

    those colorful fruity pebbles really succeed to make your cupcake topping looks amazing. love it!. wish they have fruity pebbles.

  14. 14
    Heather says:

    You have the most creative ideas. These cupcakes are beautiful! Why did you choose cream cheese frosting?

  15. 15

    Gorgeous cupcakes and cream cheese frosting is always a bonus in my book!

  16. 16
    Bailey says:

    yaaay! another cereal cupcake!!! these look soooo delicious and cute!!

  17. 17

    These are the most gorgeous looking cupcakes!

  18. 18
    Veera M says:

    Wow your cupcakes look amazing!! So creative!! Would love to try this, but I’m really scared of making cream cheese frosting.. Every time I’ve tried, it turns out to be this goopy mix which is already toooooooo sweet.. I’m sure if I add more sugar to it, it’ll become the right consistency but I cant possibly imagine eating it that sweet..

  19. 19
    Lori says:

    Do the fruity pebbles stay crispy on the frosting or do they get soggy? How far in advance would you frost and decorate before serving?

  20. 20
    Helen Magee says:

    Hi there, I love your site! I am an artist and would love to paint a couple of your awesome cakes, would you have any objection to this? Regards, Helen.

  21. 21
    Karrie McCrea says:

    I made these for a little girl’s painting party. Not only were they adorable… they were delish! Thank you so much for sharing. I love your site and will for sure be getting your book. 🙂

  22. 22

    How fun! I think I’ll have to make these for my niece – she’ll love them!

  23. 23
    Susie says:

    These cupcakes look delicious! I am so excited to make them. However, I wanted you to know that you just described a lot of gay men I know. So you shouldn’t have to worry about them hitting on you too much.

  24. 24

    […] xoxo Michelle Source: Your Cup of Cake […]

  25. 25
    Tiffani says:

    How many cupcakes does the recipe make?

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    Carmen says:

    I saw this recipe yesterday and immediately went home and baked them. They were amazing!! Also, you can never go wrong with cream cheese icing. I use it for just about everything!! Thank you for this wonderful blog!

  27. 27
    nicole says:

    Just wondering what I could replace the pineapple with? or can I leave it out. Not sure my kids would like it in the cupcake.

  28. 28
    Lindsey Wright says:

    Can I replace the oil with butter in this recipe? I am planning on leaving out the pineapple juice as well. I have everything needed for this cupcake except the oil. Just got a new kitchenaid andiI’m dying to try it out but don’t wanna get in this winter storm for oil. How much if so. Also do you crush the cereal first?

    • 28.1

      Yes, you can use melted butter instead of oil! if you leave out the pineapple juice, maybe add some milk in to make sure you add enough moisture! You shouldn’t need to crush the cereal, just fold it into the batter!

  29. 29
    Elizabeth says:

    Can I use a homemade yellow cake mix, instead of a box mix?

  30. 30
    Melissa says:

    These look delish, however I’m not a fan of pineapple. Can you omit it completely or substitute with something else?

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    Michelle Alexandre says:

    So how many cupcakes does this yeild? Or am I just not seeing it?

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