Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation Cupcakes

Celebrate graduations with easy cupcakes! They're easy to personalize with favorite flavors and school colors.

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rolls Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack (from 4.5-oz box), any flavor
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix, any flavor
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
containers Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker® assorted gel food colors, if desired
Betty Crocker® decorating gels (from 0.68-oz tube) in any color
Betty Crocker® decorating sprinkles and sugars, if desired
Additional rolls Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack, if desired
Miniature peanut butter cup candies, if desired
Chocolate-covered graham crackers, if desired
  1. Cut fruit snack rolls into 12-inch pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into 4 strips, using knife and straightedge. Roll each strip in a spiral around handle of wooden spoon. Store at room temperature at least 8 hours to set curl.
  2. Bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Tint half of frosting with food color. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Write "Congratulations" or "Congrats" and the graduate's name on cupcakes with decorating gel. Decorate other cupcakes with candy sprinkles and colored sugar. Unwrap fruit snack streamers from spoon handles. Reshape into desired curl; place on cupcakes. Cut additional fruit snack into small pieces and flower petal shapes; arrange on some of the cupcakes.
  4. Top some of the cupcakes with candy graduation caps. To make, place small amount of frosting on bottom of peanut butter cup. Press graham cracker onto peanut butter cup. To make tassel, tightly roll up small square of chewy fruit snack; cut fringe in one end and press other end to center of graham cracker.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Personalize It!
To celebrate a special anniversary, write "Happy Anniversary" on the cupcakes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting))
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.