Our Fun Filled Haribo Cupcakes Recipe

We love sweets. There, we said it. But many of our yummiest treats are not only great to enjoy on their own but are also fabulous to bake with.

One of our favourite recipes to knock-up in the kitchen is our Haribo cupcakes (or Haribo buns if you prefer). Our Haribo cupcakes are a classic vanilla cupcake topped with creamy, colourful icing and finally, decorated with your favourite Haribo sweets. Why not try different combinations from cola bottles, gummy bears, or even add the ‘cherry on top’ with the classic Haribo cherry sweet.

Whether you are baking for a special occasion such as a birthday, looking for a thoughtful (and tasty) gift or simply looking for a special treat to enjoy at home or a family picnic these are special. 

Best of all, they’re also super-easy and fun to make, so get the whole family involved and get baking. What are you waiting for?


For the cupcakes
180g unsalted butter, softened
180g golden caster sugar
3 medium free-range eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
180g self-rising flour

For the icing
160g unsalted butter, softened
300g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
A selection of edible food colouring

….and of course, a selection of your favourite Haribo sweets all available from AQuarterOf.co.uk.

Let’s start by heating the oven. Gas Mark 4 or 180c (160c for fan ovens) before lining a 12-cake cupcake tin with paper cases. Grab the butter and sugar, place in a mixing bowl and mix until the mixture is pale and fluffy.

Beat the eggs into the mixture one at a time before adding the vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and make sure to scrape around the bowl to make sure everything is mixed properly. Mix until a smooth batter is formed that easily runs off a spoon. If the mixture seems too thick then add a dash of milk until the mixture is the right consistency

Separate the mixture evenly between your 12 cupcakes and pop in the oven. Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre of each cake. Leave on a wire rack to completely cool.

For the icing, add all the ingredients (apart from the food colouring) to a mixing bowl and mix until pale a fluffy.

Finally separate the icing into different bowls (if you want different colours) and add a drop or two of edible food colouring before mixing into the icing.

Swirl the icing over the top of the completely cooled cupcakes

For the final (and best) step. Grab your Haribo sweets and decorate your cupcakes, loading each one with your favourites.

Your finished Haribo cupcakes will last for up to five days if stored in an airtight container…but let’s be honest, it’s likely they’ll get eaten much quicker than that!

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