Sweet As Candy: Skittles Cupcakes!

Growing up, Skittles were my favorite candy. Mom would always holler at me for eating them so much. She said all that sugar would rot my teeth. Thankfully, I was an avid teeth brusher. During holidays I always got packs of Skittles because I loved them so much. Welp, it appears I’m not the only Skittles lover around!

Check out what my pals over at Me And My Pink Mixer had to say about this recipe:

I have a friend that LOVES Skittles.  At some point during every Friday night high school football game, Lee will send one of the kids to the concession stand for a bag of Skittles.  If he’s watching a movie, you can be sure that Skittles are within reach. Lee loves to taste the rainbow 🙂

You certainly “taste the rainbow” in these cupcakes!



1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup Wesson canola oil
1 bag Skittles candy


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place cupcake liners into cupcake pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and canola oil with an electric mixer.
Beat for 2 minutes; occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl.
Using a large cookie scoop, drop batter into liners.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Place cupcakes on a wire rack to cool.
Using a cupcake corer, cut a hole in the top center of each cooled cupcake.
Fill with Skittles candy.

Skittles Buttercream Frosting

3 sticks Kerrygold unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 cups Domino confectioners sugar
1 T milk or heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
1/2 cup Skittles candy, crushed

Crush Skittles candy in a blender, food processor or Magic Bullet.
I used a Magic Bullet and crushed them into a coarse dust.
In the bowl of your stand mixer add butter and beat for about 1 minute.
Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time.
Add milk and vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
Add crushed Skittles and beat for another minute.
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
Top with additional Skittles.
Makes 24 cupcakes.





Quick Tip: Garnish these adorable little cupcakes with Skittles candy for a bright and cheery treat.

Thank you Me And My Pink Mixer for this great recipe.