TimBits Birthday Cake Cereal Cupcakes

Timbits Birthday cake cereal cupcakes on a black platter and plates with candles.

These adorable cupcakes are a fun and magical treat that will please any crowd, young or old.

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Prep Time:

15 min

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Total Time:

35 min

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12 Servings


Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) 2% milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (750 mL) TimBits Birthday Cake Cereal, divided

Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups (1 L) icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) milk (approx.)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  1. Vanilla Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Stir together milk and lemon juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In separate bowl and using electric mixer, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, incorporating each one fully before adding the next one; beat in vanilla.
  3. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with milk mixture in 2 parts, starting and ending with flour mixture, and scraping bowl as needed between additions. Fold in 1 cup (250 mL) TimBits Birthday Cake Cereal.
  4. Spoon or scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, about two-thirds full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted into center of cupcakes. Let cool completely on rack.
  5. Frosting: Beat butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on low speed, beat in icing sugar, milk, vanilla and salt until smooth, adding up to 2 tbsp (30 mL) more milk if needed. Increase speed to high; beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until frosting is light and fluffy.
  6. Add frosting to piping bag fitted with large star tip; pipe generously on top of each cupcake. Garnish with remaining cereal.


  • Alternatively, used prepared cake mix and frosting for easy baking.
  • Substitute lemon juice with vinegar if needed.