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Cupcake cut into half, with the center filled with blue and gold sprinkles

Pinata Cupcakes

Pretty blue pinata cupcakes with a lovely combination of blue and gold surprise sprinkles on the inside. A cool idea for baby shower cupcakes!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pinata Cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 10 cupcakes
Author: Priya Maha


  • 100 g castor sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • a pinch salt

Frosting & Filling


  • Preheat oven to 170 °Celsius.
  • Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Fold in the sifted ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with flour.
  • Fold in the vanilla essence and give the batter a good mix.
  • Pour batter into baking cups until they are about two thirds full.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the size of the casing you use) or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out without any wet batter sticking to it.
  • Remove the cupcakes from oven and let them cool completely before decorating.
  • To decorate the cupcakes, core the center of each cupcake. For uniformly-sized holes, you can use the back of a large piping tip to mark the circles. Use a jam knife to cut the hole out.
  • Fill the hole with a little buttercream. Top with the sprinkles and cover the hole with more buttercream.
  • Spread a layer of buttercream all over the top of the cupcakes and pipe a large rosette on top of each cupcake.
  • Sprinkles the tops sparsely with more sprinkles.


Calories: 163.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 54.8mg | Sodium: 97.4mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 10.4g | Vitamin A: 307.3IU | Calcium: 21.6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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