Redhot Firecracker cupcakes

Hey guys!!
I hope you linked up at the Outdoor Event party!
Directions Not Included is one of the hosts you can head to

Tomorrow night starts the granddaddy of bloggy link parties!
The Closing Ceremony for the Bloggy Olympics starts at ALL the host blogs
tomorrow at 6pm and runs until Sunday midnight.
Link up ANYTHING. Unless it’s spam. That is just too stinky.

Rescheduled for NEXT weekend…the 26th -29th.
Cause, we aren’t ready!

While you wait for the festivities you need to make something tasty.
Something fun. Something noone else has!!
These cupcakes are just the ticket!
And let me tell you…they are fun!
NOT to be confused with “normal” firecracker cupcakes!
Giggling and smiling was had by my family when we were eating these!

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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