Cocoa Pebbles Cupcakes Recipe

24 cupcakes
50 min

Take a box of chocolate cake mix to the next level with this delicious Cocoa Pebbles cupcakes! This is an easy recipe to make, and it's perfect for a party.

I started with a box of cake mix and added a box of chocolate pudding to make the cupcakes moist. Then I added Cocoa Pebbles cereal to give it more chocolate flavor and a fun texture. These are based on the Duncan Hines Cocoa Pebbles cake mix.

Even though I used a box cake mix, I recommend making the frosting from scratch. It's so much better than canned frosting!

These are a fun cupcake and easy to make at home. My kids love them!

Cocoa Pebbles Cupcakes Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  cupcakes
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup Cocoa Pebbles cereal
  • 1 3.5 ounce box of chocolate pudding mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites
For the Frosting
  • 1 ½ cups salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup crushed Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan or line with cupcake liners.
Combine the cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl. Add the water, sour cream, and eggs. Use a hand mixer to mix on medium until combined. Fold in 3/4 cup Cocoa Pebbles.
Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Sprinkle some Cocoa Pebbles cereal on top. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out cleal. Let cool completely before frosting.
In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract.
Slow mix in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time while adding a tablespoon of the cream and cocoa powder between each cup of sugar. Mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
Fill your piping bag with the frosting. Frost the cupcakes as desired. Add crushed Cocoa Pebbles on top.
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