Piñata Cupcakes

Category Cupcakes
A fun candy surprise can be baked into cupcakes for birthdays or other celebrations. Choice your own favorite filling for these piñata cupcakes.


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Take a bite, and a sweet filling comes out! This was a big hit at my granddaughter's birthday party. I doubled the recipe to make 48 cupcakes. You could use your own homemade batter and frosting, too.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 24


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Chip Cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mini M&Ms
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles, divided
  • 1 16 ounce container white frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffin cups.
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  3. Prepare the cake mix using the water, oil and eggs according to the package directions.
  4. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Combine the mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of the rainbow sprinkles in a bowl.
  6. Core the cupcakes with either a knife or a cupcake corer. Leave 1/2-inch border. Reserve the core. You can use a knife, or a special corer sold for this purpose.
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  8. Fill each cupcake hole with about 2 tsp. of the candy mixture.
  9. Replace the core. You may have to cut in half so it fits in. I found if I just pressed it down it fit in. If it sticks out a little at the top, do not worry. The frosting will cover it up.
  10. Frost the cupcakes. Sprinkle the cupcakes with the remaining 1/4 cup of rainbow sprinkles.
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