Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
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These Lucky Charms Cupcakes are delicious cereal milk cupcakes topped with homemade marshmallow frosting and Lucky Charms cereal! You won’t be able to eat just one!

If you enjoy this yummy dessert recipe you should also try these Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats or these Biscoff Cupcakes With Marshmallow Frosting.

Lucky Charms Cupcakes

MY COOKBOOK IS OUT!!! (Imagine me screaming this from the rooftops & jumping like a maniac.)

This book (Cereal Sweets & Treats) has been a long time coming and it’s really exciting to have it in my hands. My first cookbook was pitched to me (meaning a publisher came up with the idea and pitched the idea to me). This cookbook was 100% my idea and I pitched it to many publishers looking for someone to say yes. Luckily, the lovely people over at Gibbs-Smith said YES! to me and now my dream cookbook is a reality.

I have dreamed of writing a cookbook for years, but always thought it was a pipe dream. Then two years ago, I decided I wanted to write a cookbook about desserts made with cereal. I started pitching the idea to different publishers. I hadn’t heard anything back from the publishers I contacted, when Adams Media reached out to me and told me about their idea for Mini Donuts.

I was excited to write the Mini Donuts cookbook and thought it would get my foot in the door for another cookbook down the line….but a few days later I received an email from Gibbs-Smith saying they wanted to publish my cookbook (Cereal Sweets & Treats) and they wanted to start right away! That means that within one week, I signed contracts to write TWO cookbooks at the same time. I am now a firm believer in be careful what you wish for! ;-)

Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook

This Is One Of My Favorite Cereal Dessert Recipes

To celebrate the release of Cereal Sweets & Treats, I wanted to share a recipe from the book…and giveaway 3 copies! I had a really, really hard time deciding which recipe to share…it was like Sophie’s Choice, but harder. I have spent all week trying to pick a recipe, but it was near impossible. How can you pick from Fruit Loop Popsicles, Lucky Charms Macarons, Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats or these Lucky Charms Cupcakes??

I ended up tossing some recipes in a hat and drawing a winner. It was seriously that hard for me! If you buy the book, you have to promise me that you will try my two all time favorite recipes from it: Corn Pops Ice Cream and Cinnamon Cherrios Crunchies. And then do the unthinkable and put the Cinnamon Cherrios Crunchies on top of the Corn Pops Ice Cream like sprinkles. Oh My Gawd. Seriously, you will thank me, but your thighs won’t.

Three cupcakes in red wrappers topped with marshmallow frosting and lucky charms
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Lucky Charms Cupcakes

These delicious homemade cupcakes are made with Lucky Charms cereal milk and topped with homemade marshmallow frosting and more Lucky Charms cereal!
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time21 minutes
Total Time1 hour 1 minute


  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together milk and Lucky Charms. Let soak for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out cereal and discard. Set cereal milk aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Add half of flour mixture and vegetable oil, stirring until combined. Add remaining flour mixture and cereal milk, stirring until fully combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among cupcake tins, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For marshmallow frosting:

  • Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a double boiler over medium-high heat. Whisk egg white mixture constantly, until sugar has dissolved and the whites are foamy and warm to the touch.
  • Transfer egg whites to a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until stiff, glossy peaks form. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and serve immediately.


Recipe copyright via Cereal Sweets & Treats Cookbook


Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 227mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g


This giveaway has ended. This giveaway is being sponsored by me! It’s a little way for me to say thank you for supporting me all of these years. I love you guys. 

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31 Responses
  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Huge congrats, Jessica! I can’t wait to get a copy:-)

    These cupcakes are too cute and look delicious.

  2. Stacey

    Congratulations! I’m a cereal addict. Yesterday morning I went to HEB to get all of our breakfast, lunch, and dinner stuff for the week. I had every base covered. Then right before dinner my husband and I saw a Frosted Flakes commercial and we were goners. We went BACK to HEB and I spent $40 on cereal, milk, and Mootopia. Way to be a responsible adult, right?

  3. Marcie@FlavortheMoments

    Congrats on the cookbook! Sounds like fun, and looking at these cupcakes made me smile. They’re so bright and colorful, and I always loved Lucky Charms!

  4. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    OMG, you just made all of my childhood dreams come true! Congratulations on the cookbook – it sounds so fun!

  5. traci

    Congratulations! So excited for you and to see more of your great creations. Always love seeing what you have made.

  6. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Congratulations! My husband will love these cupcakes, lucky charms are his favorite cereal.

  7. Erin R.

    It’s hard for me to even say words right now. The cereal milk at the bottom of the bowl is my favorite! What genius to steep cereal milk on purpose and use it in a recipe! Well done with the new cookbook, I’m looking forward to giving it a read.

  8. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry

    So exciting about your book!! And this recipe is just awesome. Pure brilliance to use the cereal milk!! I LOVE CEREAL MILK!! Especially when it’s with cocoa pebbles…. hehe

  9. Leah | So, How's It Taste?

    Congrats on your second book! I have the first one and I can’t wait to get this one. I need to mail them to you to sign! I get so giddy when I know the author. Can’t wait to dive into this one!

  10. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    Congratz on your new 2nd!! book, I hope this one goes as well as the first!. I have been inspired by cereal too and have a post in the making about a doughnut with cereal.

  11. Joanne

    Both are such super fun cookbook “topics”! But I think I like the cereal sweet treats more…I mean, who doesn’t LOVE cereal at every meal! :P

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Congrats on your book being out! What an amazing feeling it must be to have it out and done…and that it’s your second book. You’re an old pro at this :)


I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.