Surprise M&M Cupcakes | Party Food Recipe

The cutest Surprise M&M Cupcakes ever!! Delicious vanilla cupcakes, filled with mini M&Ms and topped with creamy frosting…. the perfect party food treat!

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Let me start off this post by saying that I am an absolute sucker for anything cute. Oh and anything that involves M&Ms. And cake. You get the idea, right!? Needless to say, these Surprise M&M Cupcakes are pretty much perfection to me. Sweet, sugary perfection!!

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

The thing I love the most about these cupcakes is that they’re actually the easiest things ever to make! You simply bake the cupcakes, allow them to cool and then cut a hole in the middle. Discard (and by discard, I really mean eat!) the majority of the cut-out section – leaving a small flat lid. Fill the hole with mini M&Ms and press down. Pop the lid back on and frost the cupcakes. Too easy, right!?

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

These Surprise M&M cupcakes would make the perfect party food – and of course, you could fill them with absolutely anything you like! Think of all the delicious possibilities!!!

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

Oh and speaking of possibilities… I kept the frosting on my cupcakes really simple (because I LOVE pastel colours!!), but you could go totally crazy and add extra M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate curls… anything!!

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

Seriously – just check out the cuteness of these!!! Get in my bellllllyyyy!!! xx

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

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Surprise M&M Cupcakes - Conventional Method

The cutest Surprise M&M Cupcakes ever!! Delicious vanilla cupcakes, filled with mini M&Ms and topped with creamy frosting.... the perfect party food treat!
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Course: Cup Cakes
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 200 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 1 packet mini M&Ms
  • Icing:
  • 185 g butter softened
  • cups icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops food colouring 3 different colours

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius.
  • Place cupcake cases into the holes of two 12-hole muffin trays.
  • Place the butter, caster sugar, salt and vanilla extract into a bowl.
  • Beat 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 ⅔ full.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and when they spring back when touched in the centre.
  • Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cut a 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 mini M&Ms.
  • Place the sliced cake lid of the cupcake back on top.
  • 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.
  • Divide the frosting between 3 separate bowls, add 1-2 drops of food colouring to each bowl and mix to combine.
  • Ice cupcakes when they have completely cooled.
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Surprise M&M Cupcakes - Thermomix Method

The cutest Surprise M&M Cupcakes ever!! Delicious vanilla cupcakes, filled with mini M&Ms and topped with creamy frosting.... the perfect party food treat!
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Course: Cup Cakes
Cuisine: Baking, Party Food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 200 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 1 packet mini M&Ms
  • Icing:
  • 185 g butter softened
  • cups icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops food colouring 3 different colours

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius.
  • 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 ⅔ full.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and when they spring back when touched in the centre.
  • Leave cupcakes in the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cut a 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 mini M&Ms.
  • Place the sliced cake lid of the cupcake back on top.
  • To make the icing, place the icing sugar into the TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 9.
  • Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract to the bowl.
  • Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Place the frosting into three separate bowls and add 1-2 drops of food colouring to each bowl.
  • Ice cupcakes when they have completely cooled.

Surprise M&M Cupcakes

 

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