Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

A few weeks before her birthday this year, I came across a pin for cupcakes that was perfect to make for her birthday treat! It’s basically funfetti cupcakes, only with nerds in the batter instead of sprinkles.

I will warn you, these cupcakes do end up being super sweet. I brought these into our office where not everyone loves Nerds like my friend does. So when I frosted them, I left some without Nerds on top, some with just a few Nerds, and some with a LOT of Nerds. Then everybody could grab one regardless of how much they like Nerds.

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes on The PinterTest Kitchen

Grab box of white cake mix. Mix it up according to the directions on the box. Then add some nerds to the batter. Fill a cupcake tin filled with papers about two-thirds full. I also added a few nerds on top yet. Bake according to the directions on the box. When cool, frost with your favorite frosting (either homemade or pre-made). Sprinkle nerds on top before frosting is set.

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes on The PinterTest Kitchen

My friend loved them for her birthday. They’re not something that I plan on making all the time, but it’s a fun idea for a party or birthday!

Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes on The PinterTest Kitchen

Grab the recipe:


Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

Funetti with a twist... insist of sprinkles, there's Nerds baked inside these cupcakes!


  • 1 package white cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • 3/4 cups Nerds candy plus extra for decorating
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • Optional: food coloring for coloring frosting


  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to direction on package. Add .Nerds to batter
  2. Fill lined cupcake tin about two-thirds full. Bake according to the directions on the box.
  3. When cool, decorate with your favorite vanilla frosting and sprinkle extra Nerds on top before frosting is set.
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Jessica is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works doing graphic design and marketing for Pine Creek Structures and does freelance graphic work in her free time.

4 thoughts on “Funfetti Nerd Cupcakes

  1. This is such a fun idea! My daughter loves Nerds, too. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  2. So I’m gluten free but I love nerds SO much. I tried this with my gluten free cake recipe and it turned out awful. The cake didn’t taste that bad but all of the nerds let out some sort of like oil and sunk to the bottom adding a weird texture to it. Any advice?

    • Yuck, that sounds horrible! I wish I had a suggestion, but I’ve never made any kind of gluten free cake or any gluten free baked goods for that matter. So my best advice would be to leave them out of the cake mix and just use them to decorate. Sorry I don’t have better advice! Maybe Jess has a suggestion or one of the other readers here will have a suggestion!

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