Father’s Day Cupcake Cake

A basic vanilla cupcake with frostings to cheer up any time of the day! Why not indulge in these sweet treats this Father's Day?

Difficulty Level

Easy Father's Day Cupcake Cake

Kids will love helping to make and decorate this colourful and simple cupcake cake for Dad’s special day!

  • 1h 30min Total Time
  • 24 Servings


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 180ml water
  • 3 medium free range eggs

For the decoration

  • 1 1/2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe Vanilla Frosting
  • Green, yellow and blue food colouring gels or pastes
  • Selection of small sweets, such as multi-coloured sugar-coated chocolate beans, jelly beans or gummy bears

Instructions Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin trays with paper cupcake cases (see tip).

Stir the cake mix, oil, water and eggs together gently in a bowl, then whisk (by hand or with an electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases and bake for 18-22 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool in the muffin trays for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely; about 30 minutes.

Divide the frosting equally into three bowls (approximately 200g in each bowl). Beat in enough green, yellow or blue food colouring gel or paste into each bowl to give a good strong colour.

Using a small palette knife, frost 8 of the cupcakes with the green icing, 8 with the yellow icing and 8 with the blue icing. Decorate with the sweets of your choice.

To serve, assemble the cupcakes (in their colour blocks) to spell out the word DAD.

Expert Tips

Use three different cupcake case colours (8 of each colour) for a really bright and fun effect.

Assemble the cupcakes to form the word DAD just before serving – make sure to allow for a large area to display the cake. Place on boards to make moving the separate letters easier.

Once made and frosted, store the cupcakes in airtight containers in a cool place for up to 3 days.

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