Rainbow Pinata Cupcakes

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Give your favourite vanilla cupcake recipe the rainbow treatment with our cute rainbow pinata cupcakes. These cupcakes are filled with a hidden centre of rainbow sprinkles to give a sweet suprise to all those who take a bite. They make adorable party cakes for a children's birthday party or simply just a yummy bake to brighten up a gloomy day. 


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C / Gas Mark 4) and line a cupcake tray with your cupcake cases.

  2. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy (this may take a few minutes)

    • 150g Butter (Unsalted, Softened)
    • 150g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, with a spoonful of the flour to prevent the mixture from curdling.

    • 3 Eggs (Free Range, Large)
    • 150g Self-Raising White Flour
  4. Add the vanilla extract and the remaining flour then continue to mix until all of the ingredients are fully combined.

    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (We Like Nielsen Massey)
  5. Spoon the cake batter into each of the cupcake cases. Only fill the cases 2/3 full this will help you achieve an even bake.

  6. Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 or until they are golden in colour and firm to touch.

  7. Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire cooling rack whilst you prepare the buttercream.

  8. In a mixing bowl, beat together the icing sugar, softened butter and vanilla extract until the texture of your buttercream is light and fluffy. You may require a splash of milk to help loosen the mixture.

    • 80g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 250g Icing Sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (We Like Nielsen Massey)
  9. Once the cupcakes are fully cooled use a sharp knife to cut a small circle of sponge from the centre of the cupcake. Remove the sponge and fill the centre of each cupcake with enough sprinkles until it reaches the top.

    • 50g Sprinkle Decorations
  10. Fill a piping bag with a nozzle and the vanilla buttercream and pipe an even amount on the top of each cupcake covering the hole filled with sprinkles.

  11. Finish by topping with a small amount of sprinkles on the buttercream and inserting cupcake toppers (if you wish).

    • 50g Sprinkle Decorations

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