Oh hi there, welcome to another blog post. This week it is for my M&M Cupcakes.

I made these quite a while ago for my partners work and just haven’t gotten around to sharing them, sorry! Until now.

These are chocolate cupcakes, with a hidden M&M centre, chocolate M&M buttercream and decorated of course with M&Ms. You could also, if you are able to get a hold of M&M spread make an M&M cream centre. I will post the recipe for this in the recipe along side if you would prefer to make this for the centre.

The chocolate cupcakes are similar to my Chocolate Overload Cupcakes and my Strawberry and Chocolate Cupcakes just a smaller quantity as I find the smaller quantity fits perfectly into the cupcake cases.

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I mix together the butter and sugar together and then add the rest of the ingredients. I baked in the oven for 15-20 minutes normally mine take around 17-18 minutes but different ovens will bake them at different temperatures.  You will know they are baked because they will spring back when touched or a clean skewer will come out completely clean.

Once they have cooled completely I removed the centre of the cupcake and stuffed them full of M&Ms. I use a cupcake corer to do this but if you don’t have one you could just use and knife to remove the centres (please just be careful not to cut yourself)

The Baking Cups I use I get from Iced Jems they come in so many different colours and designs and are so cute. I also got my large round nozzle from Iced Jems too. Normally I would use a Wilton 1M Piping Tip but I wanted to create a little well to sit my M&Ms in.

For the buttercream I used M&M spread which you can normally get in the jam and spread aisle of your local supermarket. I mixed it with icing sugar and butter of course. The reason I used a large round nozzle was because the M&M spread  has mini crispy M&Ms so any other nozzle they would likely get stuck and you wouldn’t be able to pipe the buttercream.

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

Shopping List

For the Cupcakes

145g Unsalted Butter or Stork

145g Light Brown Sugar

125g Self-Raising Flour

40g Cocoa Powder

3 Large Eggs

1tsp Vanilla Extract

1tsp Baking Powder

For the M&M Filling


Or For the Creamy M&M Filling

200ml Double Cream

200g M&M Spread

For the Buttercream

500g Icing Sugar

250g Unsalted Butter

200g M&M Spread


To Make the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160 Fan. Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners and leave to one side.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar  and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and whisk until all combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases. Bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You will know the cupcakes are ready when they are springy to touch.
  5. Once the cupcakes are cool remove the centre and fill them up with M&Ms.

If you want to make the creamy M&M Filling

  1. Whip the double cream until it reaches stiff peaks.
  2. Put the M&M Spread into a separate bowl and melt in the microwave. It should only need around 10 seconds until it is soft.
  3. Mix the spread and double cream together.
  4. Add the mixture into the centre of the cupcakes.

To Make the Buttercream

  1. In a large bowl mix the icing sugar, M&M Spread and butter. If the mixture is too thick you can add a teaspoon of milk or water to the mixture to loosen it slightly.
  2. Spoon the mixture into your piping bag and pipe swirls on top.
  3. Decorate with more M&Ms.

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  • Kim

    6 May 2020 at 11:18 am

    Mmm, these look so good! My boyfriend loves M&Ms, so I’ll have to give these a try at some point.

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 May 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

  • Leanne | Latte Leanne

    7 May 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Yum! These look so tasty. I love cupcakes with buttercream and my partner loves M&M’s – I’ll have to make these! Thanks for sharing x

    Leanne | Latte Leanne

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 May 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

  • Peggy Haven

    7 May 2020 at 7:17 pm

    These look delicious!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 May 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jaya Avendel

    7 May 2020 at 9:08 pm

    That these are actually stuffed, yes stuffed, with M&M”s is making me drool! How can I not have thought of such a simply delicious trick before?
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      8 May 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you!

  • risingrebelchristian

    8 May 2020 at 2:29 am

    Yum!!! Thanks for sharing 👍🤤

  • sseigler2

    9 May 2020 at 2:14 am

    These look amazing! Going to check out your strawberry and chocolate cupcakes as well, that combo makes my heart sing.

  • Hannah Louise Blog

    9 May 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Oh wow these look amazing, definitely have to give this recipe a go!!x

    1. Enn

      10 May 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Yum yum yum!!!!

    2. aspoonfulpofvanilla

      11 May 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you!

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