M&M’s Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

M&M’s Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting made without a cake mix and with the fluffiest frosting ever!

M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting made without a cake mix and with the fluffiest frosting ever!

M&M’s Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting made without a cake mix and with the fluffiest frosting ever! Cupcakes are often just made using the same batter as cake and that can lead to dense cupcakes. This batter is exceptionally light and fluffy and the frosting, while wildly blue because blue is a favorite color around these parts is perfectly fluffy!

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M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting made without a cake mix and with the fluffiest frosting ever!

Tools used in making this recipe:
Wilton Round Tip: This tip makes your classic circle shape.
Wilton Decorating Bags: Disposable, easy and sturdy. Ziploc bags may burst so use something stronger like these bags.

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M&M Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes (with a Super Bowl party game printable!)

M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and the stuffing makes for a fun party game for teams! (with a Super Bowl party game printable!)
Yield 24
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large 12 ounce bag of Peanut M&Ms
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar , sifted
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • food coloring , or as needed
  • 1 small bag of M&Ms for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the melted butter in a bowl and whisk in sugar - mixture will be gritty.
  • Add the eggs, sour cream, milk and vanilla.
  • Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until no lumps remain.
  • Your batter will be thicker than normal.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set 24 cupcake liner into two muffin tins.
  • Add half the normal amount of batter to your pan.
  • Add 6 or so Peanut M&Ms of a single color into each cupcake.
  • Try and mix it up, using different colors (except brown which didn't make it into the game).
  • Add in the second half of the batter and make sure the M&Ms are covered. If they are not down far enough they will rise out of the top of the cupcake making it impossible to hide what is inide them.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes
  • Cream room temperature butter with a stand mixer for five to seven minutes until the butter is much lighter in color.
  • Add in powdered sugar until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Add in the milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Add your preferred colors food coloring, if using, and mix until color is completely incorporated.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupckaes

PS we had ourselves a little football party with these cupcake beauties!

M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting made without a cake mix and with the fluffiest frosting ever!

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M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and the stuffing makes for a fun party game for teams! (with a Super Bowl party game printable!)
M&M's Stuffed Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and the stuffing makes for a fun party game for teams! (with a Super Bowl party game printable!)

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. YUM! Vanilla cupcakes are my favorite and these look delicious. I love the colorful frosting and m&m’s.

  2. This is so stinking cute I can barely stand it. What a fun idea. This is perfect for game day, or theme parties. Love this post, it’s so creative. Plus M&M’s just rule the world.

  3. OH yum! Now this is my kind of cupcake. However, I’d probably eat way to many of them but they sure look delicious.

  4. I am really excited to try to bake mandms into my cupcakes!! My kids will love this idea – maybe even for game day!

    1. Thanks Erin! They turned out awesome. Next time I may even bake a rainbow of them into each one since my oldest is in love with EVERYTHING rainbow!

    1. The sprinkles ball was won in a game of rock paper scissors between two people who wanted it! It was hilarious! And you are always welcome 😉

  5. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to add this recipe to my bake list this weekend.

  6. I will have to get the supplies i need to make these cupcakes this weekend. My family will love them. This is a great printable for game day.

  7. Everything looks amazing! I would love to try those cupcakes. What a neat idea! Very colorful too. Just what my daughters love.

  8. I want to come over for the superbowl at your house!! All of this food looks so good what a great game too!

  9. These look amazing! I have the biggest addiction to m&ms so this would be something I could make and probably eat off of myself they look so good!

  10. I love that you use peanutbutter M&Ms for the recipe. The peanut butter would add just the right flavor to these treats. Great idea!

    1. That giant football was the BEST!! The volume level in the house with people playing with it was amazing and when we went outside to play with it the kids had a total blast trying to jump on it!

  11. Cupcakes look scrumptious but I have a savory question: did you have mini hoagie rolls for the mini cheesesteaks? Where could I find some?

    1. I didn’t, I used the hawaiian rolls for a quick fix. I suspect the best option for a mini hoagie would probably be the small crusty dinner rolls at Whole Foods. I think I used them once for a party I catered for you guys. I got them from the underground WF not the one down the street.

  12. This looks amazing! I definitely want to make this for Super Bowl Sunday! It would be a fun way to get a dessert.

  13. These are awesome. I am a huge fan of any kind of cupcakes, but then add in my favorite candy and I am sold.

  14. These look like a lot of fun to make! And so cute too 🙂 They’ll be a hit at any party they’re served at!!