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Fruity Pebble Cupcakes

Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes

These Fruity Pebble cupcakes are tender, fluffy and moist, infused with Fruity pebbles flavor, filled with strawberry jam and topped with light and fluffy vanilla Fruity Pebbles buttercream
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Ingredients
  

Cereal Milk

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal

Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes

  • 1 ½ cups (175g) cake flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cereal milk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam

Fruity Pebbles Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cereal milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal

Instructions
 

Make the cupcakes:

  • Heat the oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a measuring cup, combine the egg, egg white, vanilla and oil. Whisk to combine.
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix on low speed for a minute to combine.
  • With the mixer still running, add in the softened butter pieces. Mix on low speed until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You should be able to gather a bit in your hand, squeeze and you have a solid piece. This means the butter is evenly distributed.
  • With the mixer still on low, slowly pour in the milk, mixing JUST until the flour mixture is moistened. You will not use all the milk at this time. Pour the remaining milk into the bowl with the eggs and oil, and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Turn the mixer speed to medium and whip for a full 90 seconds. The mixture should be whipped up, thick, and lighter in color.
  • Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is properly mixed.
  • With the mixer speed on low, add the egg/oil/remaining milk mixture in two additions, scraping down the bowl after each addition has been mixed in.
  • Once all the wet ingredients have been added, give the bowl a final scrape and mix with a spatula.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 17-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with a crumb or two when inserted in the center of the cupcake. Don't over bake.
  • Place the baked cupcakes on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the hot cupcakes from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a hole into the center of the cooled cupcakes to create a space for the strawberry jam. The piece you removed will be the shape of a cone.
  • Spoon the strawberry jam inside each carved out cupcake. Fill the cupcake with the filling to the top, about a heaping teaspoon full. Slice off the pointy end of the cone piece you removed so that it can fit on top of the filling. Place on top of the filling.

Make the buttercream:

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter and confectioner's sugar for 6-8 minutes on medium speed until very light and fluffy.
  • Add in a pinch of salt, cereal milk and vanilla. Whip for another 5 minutes.
  • Pipe or spread the buttercream onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle Fruity Pebbles on top of each cupcake.
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