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Kool-Aid Cake or Cupcake Recipe

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Kool aid CakeThis super easy Kool aid cake or cupcake recipe is really yummy and the best part is, you can use any flavor that you want.

You can use a color or colors to go along with a holiday or a flavor that sounds especially appealing or is seasonal.

It’s just like using pudding mix in a cake.

The fun in it, is that you can use any flavor combination you want to get delicious results and it takes the same amount of time as it would any normal cupcakes or cake.

Make it in layers with a fun flavor in the middle and then top with another flavor.

We have so much fun with these.

Kool Aid Cake or Cupcakes Recipe

Let me know if you make it, and what you think of it.

This is a great recipe for the kids to make too, and you can even use different colors and swirl them together for flavor overload!

I love it because it is a fast summer recipe and you wind up with a delicious Kool Aid Cake or Kool Aid Cupcakes.

They are the type of dessert that is just fun, summery and perfect to change up for anything. 🙂

Have you made these?

You can find more great desserts by checking out my Desserts Index.

There’s even pictures. haha

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Kool-Aid Cake or Cupcake Recipe

Kool-Aid Cake or Cupcake Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This super easy Kool aid cake or cupcake recipe is really yummy and the best part is, you can use any flavor that you want.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 pkg., 2-layer size white or yellow cake mix (I have not tried this with a chocolate cake mix, but I would imagine with certain flavors it would be good!)
  • 1 packet (0.15 oz.) KOOL-AID any flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix (we used lemon for this one)

For the Frosting:

  • 1 (16 oz.) container frosting, any flavor
  • 1 packet (0.15 oz.) KOOL-AID any flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix (we used lemon for this one)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.
  2. When you are ready to beat the batter, add the Kool-aid packet and then beat as you would.
  3. Bake as directed on the cake mix box.
  4. When the cake or cupcakes have cooled, you can make your own frosting with the Kool-Aid too.
  5. Purchase white icing/frosting and add one (.15oz) packet of Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix to the whole canister of icing. Mix well and then frost.
  6. Yield: Check the box.

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Tiara

Friday 17th of January 2020

Hi. I’m thinking about making this for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party in a couple of days. Do you by chance know about how many packets of kool aid gives you 1/4cup? Thank you!

Nicole Cook

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I rewrote the instructions a bit better to make it more easily understood. I apologize for that. Let me know if you need help still. You need 1 packet for the cake and one packet for the frosting. I have used two packets in the cake which can be very good, but can also sometimes be too strong depending on flavor. So I would stick to one in the cake your first time. Good luck and happy birthday to your sweet girl!

Ceesta

Saturday 12th of May 2018

Do you use the packets or the pre sweetened mix?

Updated: These were so good

Nicole Cook

Saturday 12th of May 2018

We use the packets of unsweetened. I think you could maybe use the sweetened mix, but I would imagine that would be a very very sweet cake.

Rachael Gibbs

Saturday 28th of July 2012

There amazinggggg!!!!

Jenn

Friday 4th of May 2012

I'm making a rainbow cake for my daughter's first birthday this weekend and originally I was going to add Jello to the cake batter. I didn't want to have a few good layers and then layers of lemon, orange, and lime smashed into the middle. The flavors just didn't blend well. I'm wondering how strongly the Koolaid tastes compared to the strength of Jello.

Kaileen

Saturday 28th of April 2012

Yum thanks for posting im so trying this tomorrow :)

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