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These Nerds cupcakes are festive, fun, and have a pop of tartness that makes them super special. They are the perfect cupcake recipe to make your occasion special!
“Nerds” is a brand of candy that consists of small, crunchy, sweet, and sour flavored candy pieces. Add Nerds candy to cupcakes as a decorative topping or as an ingredient in the cupcake batter or frosting to add flavor or texture. Adding Nerds to cupcakes is a creative way to customize cupcakes and make them more fun and unique.
Basically, they are like funfetti cupcakes, but with a fruity kick that makes them way tastier. The insides look beautiful. They smell good baking and I may eat a few too many every time I make them… I mean, I’m only human! And the best part is they start with a simple cake mix so it’s super uncomplicated to make them. I love simple!
For more colorful ideas, check out Funfetti Wacky Cake Recipe too.
Then you top them with glorious cream cheese frosting and you have a taste sensation! There are several reasons why cream cheese frosting is so well-liked:
- Flavor: Cream cheese frosting has a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of baked goods. The flavor is less sweet than traditional buttercream frosting and has a slight acidity from the cream cheese.
- Creamy texture: Cream cheese frosting is soft and creamy, making it easy to spread on cakes and cupcakes. The cream cheese gives it a richness that makes it feel indulgent and luxurious.
- Versatility: Cream cheese frosting is a versatile frosting that can be flavored and colored in many different ways. It can be made with different types of cream cheese, such as regular or whipped, and can be adjusted to different levels of sweetness.
- Stability: Cream cheese frosting holds up well in a variety of temperatures and can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. This makes it a great frosting option for cakes that need to be transported or stored for a longer period of time.
Overall, cream cheese frosting is a delicious and versatile frosting that is loved by many people for its tangy flavor, creamy texture, and versatility.
For more yummy cupcake ideas, check these out:
- Healthier Lemon Cupcakes with Honey Syrup
- Hot Cocoa Cupcakes with Peppermint Whipped Cream Frosting
- Lemon Bar Cupcake Recipe
- Cookies and Cream Cupcake Recipe
Nerd Cupcakes Recipe
Nerds Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 5 Oz Box of Rainbow Nerds
- 1 15 oz Box White Cake Mix
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Butter softened
- 4 cups Powdered Icing Sugar as needed
- 1-2 Tablespoons Milk
- 1 5 oz Box of Rainbow Nerds
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the white cake mix and Nerds for 2 minutes.
- Scoop the cupcake batter with a ⅓ cup measuring cup into the prepared cupcake liners.
- Bake for 25-28 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. (1-2 hours)
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter and powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes, then add the nerds. Beat to incorporate, then add the milk as needed.
- Use an offset spatula to spread the icing on the cupcake to make a smooth but thick surface
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