Have your cake and eat it, too with Fruity Pebble cake. This homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe is easy to make and a fruity dream to eat. Fruity Pebble cake is rich, delicious, and so full of fruity flavors.
This homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe combines that great fruit flavor of the classic cereal with a rich, moist cake, and decadent frosting.
Who says you can’t combine breakfast and dessert? This Fruity Pebble Cake is about to make all your morning dreams come true. Part of the perk of being an adult is that you can have your cake for breakfast or anything that you want and this simple cereal cake recipe is the proof!
One of the best things about this homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe is how versatile it is. It’s easy, so it makes the perfect weeknight dessert. At the same time, it’s so colorful that it makes a great birthday party cake.
Those same bright colors also make it a great Easter table addition or even a Christmas cake. Just look at the colors! You’ll just as easily find them on dyed eggs as you will in a string of Christmas lights.
I have LOVED “fruity” cereals all of my life and it all started with Fruit Loops and I am sure I am not the only one. My sister and I were likely not the only ones not allowed to eat it that often. It was quite a “special occasion” in our house when we had cereal that was bright and colorful.
My mother felt there was too much sugar inside that box of cereal. Regardless, this, for the longest time, was my favorite cereal. Even if I only was permitted to eat it on special occasions.
Then, I discovered that all of the Fruit Loop ring colors were all flavored the same. Just different colors were used. I was devastated because I always believed they tasted different and I felt tricked in some way.
I also blamed my mother because if she would have let us eat Fruit Loops more frequently I believed I would have noticed. To a young mind that seemed to make perfect sense!
Luckily, another fruity cereal was about to come to my rescue. Fruity Pebbles. Boy was I glad it did. An improvement in flavors and taste most definitely.
History of Fruity Pebbles
In 1971, Fruity Pebbles Cereal debuted to attract and satisfy young fans of the popular cartoon The Flintstones (1960-1966) and movies that followed.
Along with Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles was part of a cereal duo intended solely as a cash grab to capitalize on the popularity of The Flintstones.
The working name for the cereal was Rubble Stones, but Fruity Pebbles was later used to better reflect the product.
I’m so glad a corporate office somewhere decided to do a cereal tie-in. Fruity Pebbles have been a family favorite for over forty years, and they’ve certainly been a favorite of mine!
History of Cake
Traditionally, a cake is a sweet baked food made from flour, sugar, and various other ingredients. In their oldest and simplest form, cakes were actually modified bread.
These days cakes are made in more ways than you can count, being as simple or as complex as the baker wishes.
The cake has been around for centuries. The word cake itself is actually Viking in origin, coming from the ancient Norse word kaka. Ancient Greek called this baked good plakous. Believe it or not, Romans called cakes placenta.
Cakes remained nothing more than sweetened bread even until their earliest appearance in England. The first “modern” cake, the sponge cake was invented during the Renaissance period.
Most food historians agree that this probably happened in Spain.
Homemade Fruity Pebbles Cake Recipe
The bright colors of this Fruity Pebble cake are gorgeous and look beautiful in a white bowl with a little milk. Too much will make their sugar crust soggy.
You best be prepared to eat Fruity Pebbles in smaller bowls or large bowls at record-breaking speeds, or in and on a moist white cake.
Fruity Pebbles Flavors
Originally, Fruity Pebbles Flavors included cherry, lemon, and orange. However, since then, Post cereals have added purple in 1985, green in 1987, “Berry Blue” in 1994, “Incrediberry Purple” in 1995, and “Bedrock Berry Pink” in 2005.
Although I can imagine my mother’s face as I say this but I am going to say it anyway. I LOVE FRUITY PEBBLES and still do!
Are Fruity Pebbles Gluten-Free?
Yes. Fruity Pebbles are totally gluten-free. This makes them enjoyable for so many people. (be certain to always verify on the cereal box to make certain that nothing changes and it stays gluten-free)
Are Fruity Pebbles Vegan?
Not at all unfortunately as many ingredients are not considered vegan. If you’re on a truly vegan diet, Fruity Pebbles are going to have to be off-limits.
Are Fruity Pebbles Healthy?
Fruity Pebbles is an excellent source of Vitamin D and provides 11 essential vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, Fruity Pebbles also includes an excessive amount of sugar that works perfectly with this amazing fruity pebbles cake.
There I said the health benefits with a straight face and the statement happens to be true.
For more information on these fruit-flavored, gluten and cholesterol-free, crisp rice cereal bits have a look here for everything you would ever need to know!
Homemade Fruity Pebbles Cake Recipe Ingredients
Just gather up the list of simple ingredients to get started on this cereal cake. The moist and fluffy cake combined with the sweetened crunch will have you loving every single bite.
For a from-scratch cake recipe, this one is super easy on the ingredients list. The cake itself is basic vanilla, and the frosting is simply buttercream. The real magic happens when you fold in all those delicious Fruity Pebbles!
- unsalted butter, softened
- white sugar
- baking powder
- egg whites
- Fruity Pebbles (plus more for decorating) or your favorite cereal
- unsalted butter, softened
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
How To Make Fruity Pebble Cake
These simple steps will have you making this delicious homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe with ease. Although this is a from-scratch recipe, the steps are simple, and there are no advanced techniques to making this cake. It’s an incredibly simple, fully homemade cake that everyone loves.
Create the Fruity Pebbles Cake Batter
Mix together the ingredients to create the homemade cake mix. Adding in the cereal will make it look like a fun rainbow cake mixture!
Divide Evenly Between Two Pans
Once you have all the fruit pebble ingredients mixed together, it’s time to add to the pans. This recipe will make two cakes so divide between the two.
Bake and Let Cool
Pop them in the oven and have them back for about 30 minutes. Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes then remove and put on cooling racks.
Adding on the Homemade Frosting
Mix together the homemade frosting ingredients with a hand mixer. Once it’s light and fluffy, it’s done.
Top with Even More Fruity Pebbles Cereal
You can literally never have too many fruity pebbles for this cake. Top with the frosting and then top with even more cereal!
What goes well with Fruity Pebbles?
Let me just tell you…this delicious pebble cereal goes well with so many other desserts. I’m talking Fruity Pebble Cookies, Fruit Pebble Pancakes, Fruity Pebble Ice Cream, Fruity Pebble Waffles…and more.
If you want a colorful addition and a sweet flavor, a cup or two of Fruity Pebbles will do the trick.
How do you know when this Fruity Pebbles Funfetti Cake is done baking?
This is literally the perfect birthday fruity pebbles cake! And if you’re wondering how to tell when they’re done baking, you just need to do the toothpick test.
Just insert a clean toothpick into the middle of each layer of the cake in the oven to test for doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re done baking. If there is still cake batter, they need a little bit more time.
Suggestions and Alternatives for this Rainbow Cereal Cake
Even though this cake recipe is already perfect, there are a few fun changes that you can make.
One of the easiest ways to change this cake recipe up is to make it a marshmallow fruity pebble cake. Instead of using frosting, use marshmallow fluff on the top!
This is a simple and sweet way to add a delicious change!
You can also take a chocolate route with this cake. Use Cocoa Puffs instead of Fruity Pebbles and make a chocolate cake and frosting. It’s a yummy change of pace that still keeps with the pebbly theme.
Storing Fruity Pebble Cake
This homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe will last for up to four days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze this cake for up to three months.
Both the cake and the buttercream frosting freeze very well. Simply loosely wrap your completely chilled cake in cling wrap and then in foil and place in the freezer.
When you’re ready to eat the cake, simply defrost it in the refrigerator. Do not defrost it at room temperature. Not only does it encourage bacterial growth, but it also results in an odd texture to the buttercream.
Try This Fruity Pebble Cake Recipe for Yourself
Trust me when I say that this cake recipe is truly something special. The sweet crunch and colors of this cake will have you cutting yourself an extra big piece.
This recipe is perfect for sharing with family and friends and can be a great way to celebrate a special occasion or big day!
And since this recipe doesn’t use up the whole box of cereal, you can still enjoy some for breakfast with milk in the morning, too!
This is just about the easiest from-scratch cake recipe you’ll ever make, the buttercream frosting is simple, and that Fruity Pebbles flavor is just all through it. It’s so easy and so good, it’s worth making immediately.
Give this homemade Fruity Pebbles cake recipe for yourself, and you’ll quickly realize just how much of a winner this cake is.
It’s the perfect cake recipe for a weeknight dinner, weekend get-together, birthday party, or any occasion. In fact, with these bright colors, it even makes a great dessert addition to holiday parties like Easter or Christmas.
However and whenever you decide to serve up this delicious homemade Fruity Pebbles cake, one thing’s for sure – everyone will love it. So get baking and find out for yourself!
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- 2- 9 inch cake pans
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 large egg whites
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¾ cup Fruity Pebbles, plus more for decorating
- 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 2 pound bag (32 oz) powdered or icing sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer (or stand mixer) beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- To the butter and sugar add the egg whites and vanilla.
- Alternate adding in the flour mixture and the milk mixture until all combined.
- Stir in the Fruity Pebbles or whichever cereal you're using.
- Divide the batter between 2 greased 9 inch cake pans.
- Bake cakes 25-30 minutes until tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove to cooling racks and let cool completely.
- Meanwhile prepare your frosting.
- In a large bowl with a hand mixer or your stand mixer whip the 4 sticks of butter until fluffy, add in the powdered sugar and mix on low until all combined.
- Bump the speed up and whip. Add in the vanilla and milk if your frosting is too thick.
- Whip until light and fluffy.
- Frost the cooled cake and decorate with more Fruity Pebbles.
- Serve and enjoy every bite!