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Skittles® Pinata Cupcake

Serve up fireworks of flavor!

Makes: 12 cupcakes
Serving size: 2 servings per cupcake


1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Raspberry Buttercream
1 sticks unsalted butter
8 ounces powdered sugar, sifted
1 lemon
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp raspberry jam preserves
2-4 drops red food coloring
8 ounces Skittles® America Mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉/175℃
  2. To make the cake: Cream the butter and sugar with an hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, making sure fully incorporated before adding the next egg.
  4. Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Slowly add to the butter mixture. Mix well until fully incorporated
  5. Fill lined cupcake pans ¾ of the way. Bake 18-22 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  6. While cupcakes cool, prepare the buttercream. Zest the lemon, set the zest aside.
  7. Sift powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.
  8. Using a hand mixer, cream butter in a separate mixing bowl until nice and smooth.
  9. Add powdered sugar, about ½ cup at a time, making sure it is fully mixed in before adding more.
  10. Add the raspberry preserves, zest, milk, and 2-4 drops food coloring.
  11. To assemble, carve out a 1 inch piece from the center of each cupcake, save the ‘lid’.
  12. Fill each cupcake with a scant ¼ cup Skittles® and put the reserved lid back on.
  13. Frost the cupcakes with lime buttercream and decorate with more Skittles® .
  14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving:

217 Calories

Total Fat: 5.5g

Cholesterol: 38mg

Sodium: 66mg

Total Carbohydrates: 40.9g

Total Sugars: 33.5g

Protein: 1.6g