Redhot Firecracker cupcakes

Sometimes you just need something awesome to bake. 

We’ve said this many times here on the site, and we will keep saying it occasionally.  There are just some foods that you make because you want to know what they taste like.  Or because they are fun.  This is one of those foods; Firecracker cupcakes.  They are cupcakes, which are always fun.  And on top of that, they have hot sauce, pop rocks, and other fun additions.  Try these sometime with your kids and giggle as you eat them!

Red Hots, Pop Rocks, and hot sauce in these cupcakes? They are tasty!!

These cupcakes are quite simple.
In fact, my daughter did a good majority of the baking!
They are gooey, spicy, and fun to eat!
They taste like Red Hot candies dipped in Pop Rocks.
My kids were nuts over them. Honestly, I loved them too…so fun!
But, be aware…the flavor mostly comes from the frosting…not the cupcakes!
Don’t skip the frosting!

Redhot Firecracker Cupcakes

  • Prepare a package of white cake mix according to the directions for cupcakes.
  • Add 1 cup of crushed red hot candies to the batter before baking.

Tip: spray the cupcake liners to help them come off the cake better. These are gooey!

Bake according to package directions.

Firecracker Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter

beat together with electric mixer for 2 minutes.

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tab cream or milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp clove
  • 2 drops of hot sauce (we use Widow’s Kiss)

add to the sugar and butter. beat together an additional 2 minutes.
if desired, more cinnamon and hot sauce can be added to increase heat.

  • pop rocks
  • licorice

Frost cooled cupcakes.
Dip frosted tops in Pop Rocks.
Cut licorice into about 3 inches.
At the very top make small cuts to create a “fringe”

There you have it…a Redhot Cupcake Recipe the kids will be loving!
And will be needed during the REAL Olympics!


Do you like cupcakes? me too!! Here’s more of my favorite cupcakes!
Blackberry Cream Cupcakes
Coca-Cola Cupcakes
Coconut-Lime Cupcakes




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