December 8, 2014

Nerds Cupcakes {Cupcake Day}

It’s Cupcake Day!!

Today, a bunch of my blogging friends are all whipping up delicious cupcake recipes to kick your December off to a sweet start!

I thought about making some festive cupcakes, like my favorite Candy Cane Cupcakes or Snow Globe Cupcakes, but in the end, I went completely away from Christmas and raided the kids’ leftover Halloween candy to make these cupcakes instead.

I had enough batter leftover from another baking project to make 8 cupcakes, so I took 2 tiny boxes of nerds (about 2 tablespoons worth) and mixed it into the leftover vanilla batter.

Once I frosted and tasted them, I really wished I’d make a whole batch because they were amazing!  The nerds inside the cupcakes with delicious little pockets of tartness!  So yummy!

Don’t forget to take a peek through the rest of the amazing Cupcake Day recipes below!

Nerds Cupcakes

1 recipe Vanilla Cupcake batter, prepared
1 cup Nerds candies, any flavor
1 buttercream, prepared
Additional Nerds, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare muffin tins with paper liners.

Prepare the Vanilla Cupcake batter as directed, then stir in the Nerds.  Pour into the prepared liners and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.  Cool completely.

Use a Wilton 1M decorating tip to swirl the frosting onto the cupcakes.  Sprinkle immediately with additional Nerds.

Makes about 28 cupcakes

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  1. Such a cute idea - my son would love these, he'll have to help me make a batch soon! :)

  2. mmm! nerds are my fave kid candy. how fun to bake with them :)

  3. OMG! I love Nerds candy, and I haven't had them in forever! What an awesome idea!

  4. I couldn't wait to see where you were going with your NERDS Cupcakes. These are super cute. I know some kids who will love them.

  5. Hi Amy. I couldn't wait to see where you were headed with your Nerds Cupcakes. These are super cute. I know a couple kids who would LOVE these!!

  6. How cute!! These looks adorable. Thanks for sharing with #CupcakeDay.

  7. Love that you used Nerds, awesome!

  8. How cute are these!! "little pockets of tartness" and so adorable.

  9. I used to love nerd candy! I can still taste them :) They sound delicious paired with frosting

  10. Soooo cute. Nerds were definitely one of my childhood favorite candies, these bring back good memories :)

  11. I love the Nerds on the cupcakes- so fun!

  12. Okay, Nerds + cupcakes = amazing. These would be perfect for a birthday party.


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