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Frosted M&M Vanilla Cupcakes
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Frosted M&M Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Lauren


  • Cupcakes
  • 120 grams unsalted butter – softened
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g bag of Mini M&Ms
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • 125 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 cups of icing sugar - sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 s & 1000s to decorate


  • To make the cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, and line a12 hole cupcake tin with paper cases
  • Put the butter, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla and eggs in a bowl and beat with electric beaters on a low speed for 2 minutes or until well mixed
  • Increase speed and beat for a further 2 minutes or until smooth and pale
  • Add the bag of Mini M&Ms and on the lowest speed, mix into the batter.
  • Spoon mixture in to cupcake tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  • Allow to cool completely on a wire rack
  • To make the Vanilla Frosting
  • Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until white and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and continue to beat until combined.
  • Put icing into a piping bag, fitted with a star shaped nozzle.
  • Pipe icing onto the top of the cupcakes in a circular motion, starting from the outside edge until cupcake is covered.
  • Sprinkle 100s & 1000s over the top to decorate.