I wanted to make a fun cupcake, a cupcake perfect for a party (except not funfetti) so I decided to make M&M cupcakes. I chose to do a yellow cupcake base with mini m&ms throughout and frosting with a cup of crushed M&Ms inside it. The frosting is amazing, but it’s very thick, so very hard to pipe. These cupcakes are so yummy and perfect for all occasions. 😀
Ingredients: Cupcakes (adapted from here)
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons 2% milk
1/4 cup mini M&Ms
1 and 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 and 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mini M&Ms, pulverized
1 and 1/2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake tin with liners.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full and top each with a teaspoon of M&M’s.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely
Beat butter until very light in color.
Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
In a food processor, crush the 1 cup mini M&Ms until crushed. Mix M&Ms into frosting.
Beat in the milk.
Frost the cupcakes!