Monday, February 6, 2012

Strawberry Fruit Roll Up Cupcakes

I guess I was channeling my inner child this weekend.  (Remember this?)

Pink and purple ... Fruit roll ups... Frosting and hearts.  All that's missing is a My Little Pony and some Care Bears.

Really though, I was trying to make do with what I already had in the pantry. Does anyone else have a pantry full of left over chocolate chips, sprinkles, and coconut flakes? Mine is over flowing.

My goal this month (with the exception of some jello shots I have planned for up coming events) is to not buy any new decorative or boxed baked goods. 

You really are forced to be creative when you can't run to the store to buy something new!

Shopping List (makes 18-20 cupcakes)
1 box strawberry cake mix
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 eggs
1 1/3 Cups Water
2, 8 oz packages of cream cheese (room temperature)
Confectioners sugar to taste (about 1 or 2 cups)
2 fruit roll ups
3 heart shaped cookie cutter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, water, and coconut oil with an electric mixer or whisk until combined. Fill a muffin/cupcake tray with cupcake liners then fill 1/3 of each liner with mix. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick test works. Let cool completely.

2. In a large bowl add your cream cheese and sugar. Mix until combined and until you achieve desired sweetness.

3. After cupcakes are cooled, top them with the cream cheese frosting and heart shaped fruit roll up cut outs.


  1. Such a cute idea!! Great treat for the upcoming holiday!

  2. These look so yummy and I love the fruit roll up hearts!

  3. I love fruit roll ups and fruity desserts these sound like the perfect cupcake for me!

  4. These are adorable! I love the fruit roll up hearts! Super cute idea :)

  5. You are making me crave strawberry flavored things. Hmmm, next up on my ist will be strawberry I believe! :)

  6. Cute cupcakes! I haven't had a fruit roll up in forever. These look delicious!

  7. Ehat an adorable ides! :) Very cute.

  8. Very cute cupcakes! I always try to bake with what I have on hand, but the results are usually not as I hoped they would be. Those look very "care bear-ish!"

    1. This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..


  9. This are so adorable. What a fabulous idea. Congrats on top 9!

  10. Such a cute idea to use the fruit roll ups. i just happen to have leftover fruit roll ups in the pantry from scarves for marshmallow snowmen. Re-purpose and re-use!

    Congrats on the top 9 today!

  11. These are so cute! Never thought to use fruit roll ups as a decoration, love it! Just made a fresh batch of fruit leather last night, great use for them. Thanks for sharing, congratulations on Top 9! Buzzed ya =]

  12. Adorable, Michelle!

    I channel my inner child whenever I can and often end up wearing leg warmers and wondering where my Cabbage Patch is.

    Congrats on Top 9!! :)

  13. These are so simple and cute :) I'm always channel my inner child and give myself excuses to do immature things :P

  14. Haha, I lovveeed fruit roll ups and would beg my dad to put these in my lunchbox! What a great idea you had! Thanks for bringing back some childhood memories!

  15. Adorable! Very creative for the fruit roll up! I was such a huge fan of fruit roll ups but instead of eating them like normal or pealing out the cool cutouts I'd roll mine into a ball and eat it like it was a big gummy. Ha, what was wrong with me!

  16. I was crazy about fruit roll ups back in the day! I love the idea of using them as topping & decoration... fab job!

  17. CUTE!

    I <3 Carebears.

    I want to be a carebear. True Story.

  18. Here are mine!


    Yours are really nice!


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