Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes

Whether you’re young, or just young at heart this cupcake is for you! These wonderfully orange cupcakes are topped off with a frosting that’s fun and delicious!   

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Okay, before we go any further please don’t let the Pop Rocks scare you!

Trust me, I wasn’t crazy about the idea until my kids convinced me to give it a whirl. Surprisingly, the flavor is absolutely wonderful!

These cupcakes would be great for a summer get-together where there will be lots of kids attending. Of course, keep the cupcakes cold until you serve them.

My boys loved these cupcakes! As someone that doesn’t usually eat Pop Rocks I can truly say I liked the subtle mixed flavor taste happening in the frosting.

Give my Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes a try. I’m quite sure you will be pleasantly surprised!

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As my kids were happy to point out The Dollar Tree usually has Pop Rocks available. The flavors vary depending upon the time of year, but that’s probably the cheapest place to get them. The Pop Rocks come in 3-Packs, and they’re in with the regular candy.

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On to frosting. How you frost the cupcakes it totally up to you. I took a more casual approach to frosting these cupcakes, as you can see. Because I knew they would be inhaled by my boys and their friends.

Did I say that? I meant enjoyed. :)

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There are many different ways to decorate the tops of these cupcakes. Go with whatever you like. I like the way the Jumbo Confetti sprinkles look on these particular cupcakes, but feel free to go with whatever you like.

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Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes

Whether you’re young, or just young at heart this cupcake is for you! These wonderfully orange cupcakes are topped off with a frosting that’s fun and delicious!     

ingredients:                                                                2014-04-17_106 Orange Supreme Pop Rock Cupcakes

1 package Duncan Hines Orange Supreme cake mix, or any other flavor you prefer

*1 container (6 oz.) orange crème yogurt – see note at bottom

Pop Rock Frosting

1 stick butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 – 3 tablespoons heavy cream, this will depend on how thick you want your frosting

*6 packets (0.24 oz.) Pop Rocks candy – see note at bottom

Jumbo Confetti sprinkles, if desired

directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and ingredients called for on package according to instructions. Fold in yogurt. Follow baking instructions for cupcakes and bake according to recommended time. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

frosting:

2. Beat softened butter until smooth. On medium speed, slowly add powdered sugar. When the two are combined, beat mixture on high until light and fluffy. Add heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing  well after each addition. When desired consistency is reached stir in 6 envelopes of pop rocks.

3.  Frost cupcakes as desired. Decorate with with a confetti sprinkles, or decoration of choice. Chill cupcakes for 30 minutes to set.

 * The orange crème yogurt is completely optional. This orange supreme cake mix is already wonderfully moist. I simply like what the yogurt does for the cake, but you don’t have to add the yogurt.

* I used a combination of Pop Rocks for my cupcakes – 3 orange, 2 cherry and 1 tropical punch. The mixture gives a nice color and flavor.. You can use just one flavor of Pop Rocks, or several like I did for a fun combination.

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