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These Piñata Cupcakes are perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebrations
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Piñata Cupcakes

These Piñata Cupcakes have hidden red, white and blue M&Ms in the middle of a funfetti cupcake with sprinkles on top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pinata cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 15 oz box white cake mix funfetti recommended
  • oil as called for on cake mix box
  • eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • 4 oz M&M candy
  • 6 oz white decorating icing
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles round red, white and blue recommended


  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees or the temperature specified for the cake mix. Place paper cupcake liners into a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, make the cake batter by mixing the cake mix with the water, oil and eggs as specified on the package instructions.
  • Pour the batter into cupcake liners until about 2/3 full (to allow room for expansion). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut out a 1-inch cube from the top of each cupcake. Stuff 3-4 M&Ms into each hole to fill.
  • Slice the top off each cube and place on top of the M&Ms to cover.
  • Spread the icing on top of each cupcake using a spatula. Then add sprinkles to serve.



  • Make ahead: You can make these one day ahead of time and store in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg