National Cupcake Week: Pinata Cupcakes!

National Cupcake Week: Pinata Cupcakes!

This National Cupcake Week, we’ll be bringing you a different cupcake recipe every day! Today’s recipe is for Pinata Cupcakes, these easy to make cupcakes have a surprise hidden inside! It’s like double the joy, a cake and a surprise!


For the cupcakes
150g butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
150g self-raising white flour
50g sprinkles

For the buttercream
80g butter
250g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
50g sprinkles

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a cupcake tray with paper cases
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the eggs one at a time and then the flour and vanilla extract, mix together until fully combined
  • Spoon the batter into each of the cake cases
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and then leave to the side to cool
  • Mix together icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract to make the buttercream
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a knife to cut a small circle of sponge from the centre of each one and fill with sprinkles until it reaches the top.
  • Cover the top of each cake with buttercream and decorate however you’d like
  • Serve and watch the surprise as people bite into them

Check back again tomorrow for a special recipe just for the parents out there!

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