Although this piñata surprise cake might induce a sugar crash, in small portions it will fulfill your childhood dreams and make your Instagram feed look amazing.

Piñata Cake

  • Prep Time:45 minutes
  • Cook Time:40 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Servings:24
  • Advanced Course

    Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cup milk
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 16 oz confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup mini M&M's
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 4 cup sprinkles
Photo by Paige Marie Rodgers
Photo by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 1

In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 2

Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the milk until batter is smooth.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 3

Pour the cake mixture into five cake pans and bake at 350° F for 35 minutes.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 4

After cooling, remove the caramelization from each of the cakes. Cut holes in four of the five cakes and set aside.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 5

Make the buttercream by mixing together butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and milk.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 6

Stack the four cakes with holes frosting in between the layers. Mix together mini M&M’s, M&M’s, and sprinkles and add the mixture into the hole in the cake.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 7

Add the layer of cake without a hole to the top. Frost the entire cake, add sprinkles to the frosting, and pipe designs into the cake.

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers

Step 8

Enjoy!

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GIF by Paige Marie Rodgers