M&M Cupcakes

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These M&M Cupcakes are so crazy good! ANDDD there’s M&M Frosting on top of a the moist Milk Chocolate Cupcake!

So these cupcakes. I hate to say it, but they were totally my kid’s idea.  Again.

Earlier in the week I shared his Red Velvet Cake Krispie Treats.

And today. Well. He’s nailed. it.


I honestly need to put him on the pay roll, because these are my new favorite cupcake. It’s the frosting you guys.

We were driving one day last week and he said, “What if you crushed up M&Ms and added them into frosting.  Like a Blizzard.” Seriously my heart stopped from love. So basically I raced home because I knew the idea was too good to be true.

It wasn’t. It was truth. A plain, bold, delicious, candy truth. Is there anything better?

SO easy and so delicious!

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Ok.  More truth. These cupcakes took me 3 tries to perfect.

I knew I wanted a good milk chocolate cupcake…and I knew I wanted melted milk chocolate in the batter.

The first batch.  HORRIBLE.  Basically inedible. The second batch…slightly closer, but still meh. But finally I got it.  Third tries rule. Seriously, these are perfect Milk Chocolate Cupcakes.

But let’s focus on the frosting…because it’s really the ball-hog here.

First just cream some butter and add in powdered sugar.  Slowly. Not like I did here.

Rookie move.

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When that’s light and fluffy…

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Go ahead and blend up those M&Ms.

This is where my kiddo helped…

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Right in the blender they go…

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Boom. Pow. Smash.

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M&M dust.

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Then beat that right in the frosting…

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And pipe it all up on your cupcake…

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Ok, that sounded stupid…but it kinda does.

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M&M Cupcakes


Makes 15 cupcakes


Milk Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup hot water

M&M Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup M&M Candies, blended to a coarse dust



  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in stand mixer, beating until light, 1-2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. In microwave or over a double boiler melt the milk chocolate.
  5. Stir the chocolate into the butter mixture.
  6. Add the flour mixture and sour cream in alternating increments, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Slowly add in hot water and stir until smooth.
  9. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake 15-17 minutes until tops are set and spring back to the touch.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack.

M&M Frosting

  1. In blender or food processor crush M&M candies until they are a coarse dust.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and then beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in crushed M&Ms and beat until evenly incorporated.
  4. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.


if you prefer a softer frosting, add milk, 1 teaspoon at at a time until you reach your desired consistency.



53 Responses

  1. Holy smokes!! Amazed right now. I could eat that frosting with my finger and I would be so happy! Although, the milk chocolate cupcakes are also incredible! I’ll just take it all!! Girl, your son is a genius!

  2. So basically being in the car with your son is like a think tank on wheels. I wouldn’t let him out of the car until he comes up with more brilliance. And thinking of your M&M frosting, my mind goes to Peanut or Peanut Butter M&Ms … yum!

  3. Germaine

    Mmmmmm chocolate… Love chocolate cupcakes more than chocolate cake..OK now that’s out..have to go whip some up..dang double dang hee heeee.. Have to wait till the weekend.. Have to work tomorrow, but I know what I will be making this weekend.. Thank goodness you didn’t give up, like you said three times the charm.. Yummy for chocolate….

  4. Oh my, that buttercream looks amazing. I’m not sure much of it would’ve ended up on the cakes if it had been me making it! I really want to make these cakes now.

  5. Umm, your son is a genius! The possibilities are endless. Reese Pieces, all those bite site candies — don’t they make everything in those now? York and Almond Joy and everything else? Oh my goodness. LOVE.

  6. Dawn B

    Yup – he’s a genius! I have some frozen buttercream with no foreseeable use… I wonder if I could just add crushed M&Ms to it and whip it up…

  7. Heather

    M&M frosting- it’s almost so obvious it’s like “duh”, but I never would have thought of it! Genius runs in your family. I am SO glad I have M&M’s in the pantry right now…

  8. These sound SO amazing! I’m so glad you tried the third batch 🙂
    I was shoveling ice cream down my gob like a crazy person this weekend, and between scoops, I asked my fiance: “Is there anything better than ice cream with blended m&ms? I love the little hard chocolate bits!”
    So, obviously this frosting was made for me. Duh. Thanks!

  9. Becky N

    Oh man, I just made these cupcakes. The frosting is sooo good! I love the crunch the frosting has from the m&m’s. It really does taste like a giant m&m cloud! Kudos to your little guy that came up with the idea this yummy frosting! 😀

  10. Kelly

    I adjusted this recipe a bit because I found white chocolate m&m’s. So I made white chocolate macadamia cupcakes with white chocolate m&m frosting. 🙂 Very yummy!

  11. I usually can’t eat chocolate cake/cupcakes. But these were awesome. Thank you for sharing. I’m trying the frosting this weekend. Have you tried this cupcake recipe with white chocolate instead?

  12. victoria

    Is there a problem with making the cupcakes into a cake??? Need to make a M&M bday cake…this looks great…just need a cake.

  13. victoria

    for anyone’s future reference…if you want to make a cake: double the recipe. I didn’t because everywhere I looked I only found this batter recipe for cupcakes. So I experimented. My 2 year old is going to have a fab 4 layer cake…it’s just gonna take all day to make it…back to making cake/cupcake batter.

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