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Easy Piñata Cupcakes Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by Practically Homemade

Easy Piñata Cupcakes Recipe with a Cake Mix

Ordinary cupcakes are made extraordinary when stuffed with sprinkles and made into fun Piñata Cupcakes that are perfect for any occasion.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pinata cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 333 kcal



  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Filling & Frosting

  • 1 ½ cups sprinkles
  • 32 ounces vanilla frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2, 12 cup muffin tins with cupcake liners and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil, eggs and sour cream with a hand held mixer until you have a nice batter. Use a large scoop to evenly fill all of the cupcake liners. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cupcakes start to turn golden brown and bounce back when you press down on them. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  3. Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a serrated knife to cut a cone shape from the middle of each cupcake. Take the cone and cut off the bottom 3/4, keeping the top round part and discarding the rest. Fill the middle of each cupcake with sprinkles and top with the round cupcake disc.

  4. Add the frosting to a piping {or zipper} bag fitted with a star attachment. Starting on the outside of the cupcake, pipe in a circular motion towards the middle of the cupcake {being sure that you cover the cut area}. Top with additional sprinkles and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Piñata Cupcakes Recipe with a Cake Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.