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Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes Recipe

Author Jen


  • 1 Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs that's what my cake mix called for
  • 1 cup Water that's what my cake mix called for
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil that's what my cake mix called for
  • ICING:
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • 2 cup Butter softened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Neon Food Coloring
  • 24 Sour Patch kids Candies
  • 1/8 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Citric Acid I found mine in the canning section at Walmart or Other Stores


  • 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.