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PEBBLES™ Giant Cupcake

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups Fruity PEBBLES™ cereal
  • 1 box yellow cake mix plus required cake ingredients
  • 2 16-ounce containers canned vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring

Decorations (about 30-60 pieces total depending on thickness):

  • Mini pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate sticks
  • Licorice
  • Rolled cookies

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour two 9"(or 8") round cake pans. Place 2 cups of Fruity Pebbles Cereal in small bowl. Set aside. Prepare cake mix as directed on package and fold in 2 cups of cereal. Divide batter equally between 2 cake pans. Bake 25-35 minutes for 9" pans (30-40 minutes for 8" pans) or until the top springs back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool 10 minutes in pans. Invert cakes on cooling rack and cool completely. Once cooled the cupcake is ready to assemble.
  • Place one cake layer on plate and frost top evenly with ½ can of frosting. Sprinkle with 1 cup of Fruity Pebbles Cereal. Top with second cake layer. Frost sides of cupcake with ½ can of frosting-heavier at the top edge to create a slightly flared look. Adhere pretzel sticks, chocolate sticks (or other cookies/candies) around sides of cake, close to each other. Trim as necessary to resemble a cupcake liner.
  • Tint remaining frosting with desired coloring and spread on top to resemble giant cupcake. Sprinkle top with remaining 1 cup of cereal right before serving.