How to Make These Amazing Cherry Kool-Aid Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

Why Cherry Kool-Aid Cupcakes? If you are a 70s child, then you will remember the big Kool-Aid man busting through a wall and saving the day with all the thirsty kids and flustered mom. These amazing cupcakes will definitely bring a smile to your face!

– 1 box of white cake mix – 3/4 cup kool-aid drink powder, cherry flavor – 1 1/4 cup water* – 1/3 cup vegetable oil* – 3 egg whites* – 1 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature – 3 TBS heavy cream – 4 cup powdered sugar – 3 drop of red food coloring *Or what your boxed cake mix asks for


Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 24-cup muffin pan with liners.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together: 1 box of white cake mix, and the 1/2 cup Kool-Aid drink powder.

Follow directions on the package and whisk in 1 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 egg whites, and 2 drops of red food coloring.

Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes,  or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Let the cupcakes rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

Make our Kool-Aid Cake Frosting and scoop it  into the piping bag and set aside until you are ready to frost these babies! Frost cooled cupcakes as desired.

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