Fruit Punch Infused Cupcakes Perfect for Valentine's Day

I first created this recipe (and took these pictures) back in 2018 for a campaign with Tampico. They decided they liked my fruit punch infused popsicles better, but I was checking out timehop and decided to share this recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day because it was such a hit in our house. I threw a little get together for my husband's birthday and these cupcakes were enjoyed so much that a few friends asked for the recipe. But the best part? It is SO super easy to recreate!

Valentine Fruit Punch Infused Cupcake Recipe

I decided to break out the Tampico and make some Valentine's Day inspired fruit punch infused cupcakes to share with my kiddos while we watched some of my favorite classics. Since 1989, Tampico Beverages, Inc. has served as one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of high quality and value-added juice drinks.

I can't even believe how little they were only 5 years ago.

These cupcakes were super easy to make. Basically, I bought a traditional box mix to make vanilla cupcakes and instead of using just water, I added Tampico fruit punch instead. I also used olive oil instead of cooking oil because that's what I had on hand, but it worked out. I also added a few drops of red food coloring as well. My husband and kids enjoyed them. My husband said they were some of the best cupcakes he had ever had and normally he doesn't like cupcakes. I even caught him sneaking seconds. I made some for his birthday and a couple of friends came over. One of them even called for the recipe!

What You Need:
- Box vanilla cupcake mix
- Tampico Fruit punch
- 1 egg (you can find substitutions HERE)
- olive oil

What You Do:
1. Prepare box mix according to directions.
2. Instead of water, use Tampico fruit punch. Add in drop of red food coloring. Instead of cooking oil, use olive oil.
3. I also used a tub of premade frosting, but you can make your own by using the recipe found HERE.


This was before my son even had his glasses.

But the fun doesn't stop there, Tampico has so many different flavors to choose from so you could make all different types of cupcakes, popsicles, or even just as a refreshing drink while you are enjoying time with your family.

What do you think of our cupcake recipe? Let me know in the comments if you try it!


  1. Great idea! I've never added juice to cupcakes. I think my daughters would really enjoy this.

  2. We so have to try these they sounds so good and I know the kids will love these thanks or sharing this one.
    heather hgtempaddy

  3. This article reminds me of someone I knew. She started a side business of making cupcakes for parties.


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