I love this recipe from Sunny Anderson via the Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/sunnys-cereal-confetti-cookies.html
I wrote about my first try with this recipe here: https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/fun-cookies/ They were such a hit that I’ve made a several times since then. This week, I made a couple of batches of these cookies but decided to try making a cupcake version of it to go along with. I used the white cake recipe found in Baked by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. They describe the cake as a “canvas” for any accompanying flavor and advised how to adjust the cake into cupcakes, so I thought – hey, why not?
The “confetti” part of these cookies are actually the cereal, Fruity Pebbles©.
The problem with using the cereal is that it ended up baking up as a weird extra starch in the cake. The cereal likely broke up into small pieces as it was mixed into the batter. I found it hard to eat. I tried to dress it up with some strawberry frosting, but it only went so far.
I served them up with the cookies (which I knew were winners) and they got gobbled up anyways!