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Happy Place-Inspired Choco Pinata Cupcake Recipe

Happy Place-Inspired Choco Pinata Cupcake Recipe

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How To Make Happy Place-Inspired Choco Pinata Cupcake

Happy Place includes all things nice and colorful just like this choco pinata cupcake with chocolate frosting, peanut butter topping, and sprinkle surprise.

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



Option 1: Prepared Mix

  • 1boxGreat Value® Deluxe Moist Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Mix,or any brand preferred
  • 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


  • 2tspRainbow Sprinkles
  • 2cupschocolate frosting
  • chocolate sauce,for drizzling
  • mini peanut butter cup,for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line 2 12-cup cupcake tins with paper liners.

  3. If using prepared mix, in a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs.

  4. 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.

  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, cocoa mixture, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.

  6. Fill the cupcake cups halfway with batter.

  7. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

  8. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.

  9. Using a large piping tip, poke a hole in the center of each cupcake.

  10. Discard the scraps or save for another use.Fill each hole with the sprinkles.

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


  • Calories: 422.14kcal
  • Fat: 22.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.85g
  • Fiber: 2.05g
  • Sugar: 35.29g
  • Protein: 5.18g
  • Cholesterol: 54.76mg
  • Sodium: 320.28mg
  • Calcium: 54.57mg
  • Potassium: 205.04mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.89µg
Want to recreate this delightful Happy Place-inspired choco piñata cupcake at home? Head over to the Baking and Desserts section of our forum to share your experience and get tips from fellow bakers!

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