Partido Dulce

We know the calendar says today is May 2, but in our kitchens it’s Cinco de Mayo.  We are throwing a fiesta for our taste buds. And what’s a party without a pinata?  Pinata Cupcakes are the best kind,  as far as we’re concerned. You see, you get one all to yourself to smash, you get to have all the treats inside, and you even get to eat the outer packaging! This is going to be one partido dulche (sweet party)!

  
Pinata Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • makes 12 cupcakes
  • for the cupcakes
  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Heath Bits
  • for the filling
  • 1/3 cup M&Ms
  • for the frosting
  • 1 container dark chocolate frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Instead of making the cake mix according to directions on the back of the box we are using these tips instead: 
  • add one more egg (or add two additional if you want it to be really rich)
  • double the oil amount, but use melted butter instead of oil
  • use milk instead of water.                     3.Grease a muffin pan and pour ale batter 3/4 full in each muffin tin.                       4.Bake cupcakes for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.                                                    5.Cool cupcakes completely before moving on to next steps.                                     6.When cupcakes have cooled, hollow out a small hole in the center using  small sharp knife. Fill hole with M&Ms.             7.Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, decorate with Heath bits. 
  • Note: Serving and eating immediately recommended because the M&M’s soak up some moisture and lose their crunch after being inside of the cupcakes. (This will be no trouble for us!)


*recipe adapted from I Am Baker

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