Chocolate Pinata Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Pinata Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

How To Make Chocolate Pinata Cupcake with Cream Cheese Topping

This recipe for chocolate pinata cupcake is rich chocolate cupcake with a decadent chocolate surprise in the middle. It’s topped with cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 14 minutes
Cooking: 21 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



Option 1: Prepared Mix

  • 1boxGreat Value® Deluxe Moist Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1cupwater
  • cupvegetable oil
  • 3largeeggs

Option 2: From Scratch

  • ¾cupcocoa powder
  • 1cupboiling water
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 4largeeggs
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • ½cupwhole milk
  • tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  • 12ozGreat Value® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2cupscream cheese frosting
  • chocolate sauce,for drizzling
  • mini peanut butter cup,for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 12-cup cupcake tins with paper liners.

Prepared Mix:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs.

From Scratch:

  1. If making the cupcake batter from scratch, in a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and boiling water until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, cocoa mixture, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.

  2. Fill the cupcake cups halfway with batter.

  3. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.

  4. Using a large piping tip, poke a hole in the center of each cupcake. Discard the scraps or save for another use. Fill each hole with the chocolate chips.

  5. Top each cupcake with cream cheese frosting, a drizzle of chocolate, and a mini peanut butter cup.

  6. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 471.61kcal
  • Fat: 25.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.10g
  • Fiber: 2.64g
  • Sugar: 40.87g
  • Protein: 5.50g
  • Cholesterol: 54.76mg
  • Sodium: 313.83mg
  • Calcium: 57.58mg
  • Potassium: 210.89mg
  • Iron: 2.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.89µg
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