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Ever since my husband started giving my daughter candy a few years ago, she has had a sweet tooth (or is it a sour tooth?) for any candy that is super sour. There’s not a sour flavor that she doesn’t like. Mike and Ike candies have always been one of her favorites, so I’m not surprised that she is hooked on the Mike and Ike ZOURS variety. We save them for special occasions, such as parties or for movie snacks. They come in a convenient little box, so they are easy to store and have on hand to sneak in the movies– I mean, have for home movie nights. She likes sour flavors so much that I’ve been concocting other sour treats for her. These Super Sour Cupcakes were given the thumbs up by my daughter and a few other teenage taste testers. Perfect for a fun, sour themed party, Super Sour Cupcakes only take a few ingredients and their flavors are coordinated to pair with Mike and Ike ZOURS candies.
- 1 box of white cake mix
- Eggs, water, and oil as directed by cake mix box
- Powdered drink mix in 3 varieties: Watermelon, Green Apple, and Blueberry
- Frosting (either 2 cans of frosting or 3 cups homemade is fine)
- 1 box Mike and Ike ZOURS candies
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Evenly divide the batter between three bowls.
In each bowl of batter, add 1/2 tsp. of one variety of powdered drink mix. In other words, add 1/2 tsp. Watermelon powdered drink mix to one bowl of batter, 1/2 tsp. Green Apple powdered drink mix to another bowl of batter, and 1/2 tsp. Blueberry powdered drink mix to the last bowl of batter.
Add the cupcake batter to the liners in the cupcake pan.
Bake as directed on the cake mix box.
Let the cupcakes cool.
Dive the frosting evenly into three bowls. Add 1/2 tsp. powdered drink mix to each bowl (one variety in each bowl).
Place the frosting in a sandwich bag and clip a corner to make a frosting piping bag. Frost the super sour icing onto the cupcakes!
Top with Mike and Ike ZOURS candies!
Which variety Super Sour Cupcake would you like the best?
Mike and Ike ZOURS are only ninety eight cents at Walmart! I had fun attending a demo there, but the Mike and Ike ZOURS can also be found on the candy aisle.
Mike and Ike ZOURS are great as a topping to Super Sour Cupcakes, but they are also excellent by themselves. Watch out for that #ZoursFace! Here’s ours that we shared on Instagram this week.
What’s YOUR favorite Mike and Ike ZOURS flavor?
It’s been a very long time since I had Mike & Ikes. I love sweet but I also love sour-I will have to try the Zours! Those cupcakes look phenomenal.
Mike and Ike candies are so classic! You may not have them for a while but you never forget about them.
These would be very interesting to make.. I think we should give it a try! Thanks!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I would LOVE those! I need to try them soon!
Platter Talk says
Love the crazy colors of these fun cupcakes!
Haha – adorable!! My mouth has been watering reading this whole post. I love sour – but even thinking about it makes me have a face!!
These cupcakes are, as the name suggests, veryyyy SUPER sour!! You would definitely make a face! 🙂
Amy Anderson says
OMG, these look amazing! Now can I just sneak them into a movie in my purse? ;D
Hmmm…might get messy, but sure!! 🙂
Liz Mays says
I really love those candies! I can eat a whole box at once, but now I’ll save a few for cupcakes. 🙂
kara @ Mine for the Making says
These look so fun! Love the colors!
I love the idea of adding them to cupcakes. I’d like to try these!
Terri Ingraham | Sugar Free Glow says
My son LOVES anything sour–he would love those cupcakes.
Oooo, I love all things sour!!! Must try this.
Stacey Werner says
Oh, the watermelon sour cupcakes sound awesome! Such a fun summer idea.
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says
Ah, your sour faces!! So funny!
Looks like they turned out great 🙂
Stacy Molter says
These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe!
Joanna Sormunen says
How delicious! And I love the cute coloring! What a wonderful idea!
This has to happen in my life!
You did a great job with the Zours! I used them in ice cream. They are so fun!
I saw your ice cream- it looked great!
These look delicious! Love Zours!
Love the colors! I’m gonna have to make these for my lil man soon 🙂 Thanks for the idea!
Alyssa C says
These looks delicious and a must try with my girls!
Family Travel Blogger says
OH my gosh those look so good. The blue would be my favorite too.
This would be perfect for my family. They are all about the sour
Alicia Gonzalez says
I love the clever idea to pair the cupcakes with the Zours® flavor! Adding a flavored drink mix powder into the cupcake mix to pair with a matching Zours® flavor is definitely something I’ll be trying this weekend! #client
What brand of powdered drink mix did you use?!
Thank you! (Can’t believe I couldn’t think of Kool-aid! Lol)
🙂 No problem.