Piñata Cupcakes are so fun and easy to make. Use your favorite sprinkles to make a fun cupcake recipe!

The best part about these cupcakes is that you can make them with any color sprinkles to fit whatever party theme you’re having!


inside of piñata cupcake

Growing up I loved having piñatas at birthday parties. We’d make them out of balloons and paper mâché and paint them and then mom would fill them with candy. Once in awhile we’d get a real piñata from the store, but mostly they were homemade.

The first time my daughter and I attended a birthday party when she was young, the piñata had pull strings. I was flabbergasted; what’s the fun of a piñata if you don’t use a bat? Then I watched a hoard 4 year olds running around at the party and realized bats are weapons and man, our parents were nuts.

As an adult, I love buying piñatas for parties and using them as decoration…and I love making piñata cakes and cupcakes!

Have you ever had a Piñata Cupcake? They’re so fun!

Piñata Cupcake are regular cupcakes filled with sprinkles. When you take a bite, the sprinkles erupt like candy from a piñata!

piñata cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is more of a method than an actual recipe. And what I love most is how versatile the recipe is! The possibilities are endless because you can use your favorite cake, frosting, and sprinkles to make a million different themed piñata cupcakes.

Remember when we posted Fireworks Cupcakes? Those were full of red, white, and blue sprinkles. You can use any color sprinkle you want. Make these rainbow or themed for Halloween or use the colors of your favorite sports team. Making these for a Kate Spade Party? Maybe use hot pink, white and black. The options are endless.

You can make your favorite cupcakes from scratch or use your favorite flavor box mix. Use a box of frosting or make your own; just make your favorite.

How do you make a Piñata Cupcake?

All you need to do is hollow out the center of the cupcake. Cut a small circle and hollow out the center. Pour in the sprinkles then replace part of the cupcake you removed. Once the cupcake is frosted you won’t see the cutout and the piñata center will be a surprise!

piñata cupcakes

My favorite cupcake is vanilla with vanilla frosting, but I can see doing this for any themed party or as a chocolate cake or even red velvet!

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes are another favorite way to dress up a cupcake!

cupcake cut in half

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