Even though it is a dreary day here on the Gulf Coast, I am already thinking of Spring and getting excited about some warmer weather! I am a true Florida girl who thinks anything under about 70 degrees is “freezing” and I am looking forward to days of going barefoot instead of fuzzy socks and house slippers! In an effort to help will Springtime to get here, I baked up these brightly colored cupcakes with a hidden surprise inside!
But these are not just your typical brightly colored cupcakes. To make these cupcakes even more fun I filled them with Spring M&Ms – a family favorite. What could be better than a light fluffy cupcake – with surprise chocolates inside?!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 drops pink gel food coloring
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- Spring sprinkes- optional
- Spring colored M&Ms
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk, and set aside.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla and eggs, mix until combined.
Add in dry ingredients and milk, alternating and mixing in between each addition.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together butter and powdered sugar, add vanilla and food coloring, mix again. Add milk slowly until frosting is the perfect consistency.
Once cupcakes are cooled, cut a small piece out of the top.
Fill with M&Ms, and trim the fluffy end of the piece you removed and just place the top of the cupcake back.
Top the cupcakes with frosting and add sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!