Piñata Cupcakes
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How to Make Piñata Cupcakes recipe Kids Party

Piñata Cupcakes

I’ve gotten a couple of email requests for a cupcake dish like this over the past year. Piñata cake in cupcake form. Normally it’s for gender reveal showers and also celebrations– wouldn’t these be so fun for that with pink or blue sprinkles!!!– however, for my blog site, I wanted to share a version that could be made use of for virtually any type of holiday or event. And I conserved the recipe suggestion to share prior to New Years Eve since, rainbow sprinkles.

When you attack right into one and find the surprise sprinkles/candies inside, you can’t assist but smile. As well as while these piñata cupcakes might look challenging as well as challenging, believe me when I say they do not require any kind of unique talents. If you know exactly how to sculpt an opening in a cupcake and put sprinkles inside, you can make event piñata cupcakes.

Make Piñata Cupcakes recipe Kids Party

And truthfully, every time I make them I can’t overcome just how cosy they are. These home made vanilla cupcakes are as fluffy as well as damp as box mix cupcakes, however are packed with the quality and also high quality of homemade. That’s tough to come by with a from-scratch cupcake.

The only distinction today is that I neglected the vanilla bean. I ran out! However the added vanilla taste wasn’t missed out on because of all the pleasant sprinkles packed inside.

One point to remember: fill your cupcake linings just 2/3 full. Much less is more. 2/3 full isn’t a great deal. As a matter of fact, you may even question on your own as well as be lured to add even more. Do not catch the stress! Don’t overfill those linings! You’ll end up with mushroom looking oddballs, total with flat tops and crisp sides. Fairly the reverse of the soft and also cosy cupcake objective.

Piñata Cupcakes

Piñata Cupcakes

Give your favourite vanilla cupcake recipe the rainbow treatment with our cute rainbow pinata cupcakes. These cupcakes are filled with a hidden centre of rainbow sprinkles to give a sweet surprise to all those who take a bite. They make adorable party cakes for a children's birthday party or simply just a yummy bake to brighten up a gloomy day. We've also added a classic video below with some handy tips on getting your cupcakes to come out evenly.

Prep Time 21 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Additional Time 11 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 185 g butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops food colouring
  • sprinkles, mini M&Ms, edible silver balls to fill and decorate

Instructions

Conventional Method

Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
Place cupcake cases into the holes of two 12-hole muffin trays.
Place the butter, caster sugar, salt and vanilla extract into a bowl.
Bet together with a stand-mixer or hand-held beaters until pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs to a separate bowl and beat together lightly.
Slowly add the egg mixture to the butter mixture while continuing to beat.
When all of the egg mixture has been completely combined with the butter mixture, sift in the self raising flour and stir with a spoon until just combined (don't over combine).
Place the cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases - filling them to 2/3 full.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and when they spring back when touched in the centre (if you're making mini cupcakes, reduce the cooking time slightly).
Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut a small hole in the middle of each cooled cupcake (not quite to the bottom). Discard the majority of the removed cake, keeping just a small slice for the lid.
Fill each hole with sprinkles, mini chocolates, Smarties, M&Ms etc.
Place the reserved slices of cupcake back onto the top as a lid (press down lightly). 
To make the icing, beat the butter in a bowl until pale and fluffy (approximately 5 minutes).
Slowly add the icing sugar mixture, milk and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
Spread the frosting over the cupcakes and decorate with extra sprinkles. 

Thermomix Method

Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Place cupcake cases into the holes of two 12-hole muffin trays.
Place sugar and butter into the TM bowl and and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5.
Add the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and self-raising flour and mix for 15 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then mix for a further 10 seconds, Speed 5.
Place the cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases - filling them to 2/3 full.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and when they spring back when touched in the centre (if you're making mini cupcakes, reduce the cooking time slightly). Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut a small hole in the middle of each cooled cupcake (not quite to the bottom). Discard the majority of the removed cake, keeping just a small slice for the lid.
Fill each hole with sprinkles, mini chocolates, Smarties, M&Ms etc.
Place the reserved slices of cupcake back onto the top as a lid (press down lightly). 
To make the icing, place the icing sugar into the TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 9.
Add the butter, milk, vanilla extract and food colouring to the bowl. Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 4.
Spread the frosting over the cupcakes and decorate with extra sprinkles.

Notes

These cupcakes are perfect for all kinds of parties and the kids (and adults) absolutely love them! Let us know if you make these Piñata Cupcakes by leaving us a comment below or tagging us on social media!

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