M&M Cupcakes {How To Make These Absolutely Easy Cupcakes}

M&M Cupcakes is an easy chocolate decadent m&m cupcake recipe. If you are looking for fun cupcake recipes, then these m&m cupcakes are it!. This easy cupcake recipe has m&ms on top makes these cupcakes even better and fun!




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Cake Mix Dessert Recipes

I love easy dessert recipes. One way to make an easy dessert recipe is by using cake mix. Cake mix dessert recipes really are the easiest way to make a yummy dessert.



Easy Cupcake

One easy dessert recipes you can make is cupcakes. To make an easy cupcake, cake mix is also needed. Some of the best fun cupcake recipes use cake mix.

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M&M Cupcakes are simply amazing, perfect for the chocolate lover!




I  really love to bake. For a while, I was heavy into cake making. Used to love learning these techniques from a website called Cake Central.


That was how I learned some secrets to some pretty good baked goods like cupcakes.  The best secret to moist cake is, wait for it, yogurt and pudding, yep I learned that there.



Cupcake Recipe

Using that yogurt secret, I incorporate it into cake mix. To have the best cupcake recipe, all you need to do is doctor up some cake mix. Once you do that you see how easy cupcake recipes can be.


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M&M Cupcakes are so easy to make, you want to make them with your kids!



Making M&M Cupcakes

Recently someone asked me about an old cupcake recipe on here, the red wine cupcake. When I went to look it up on here to see what they were referring to I realized wow that photo on it is horrible!


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I love that decadent chocolate cupcake so that post needs TLC. So I baked up a batch of chocolate cupcakes. Then I realized I had a lot of chocolate cupcakes.


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M&M Cupcakes Recipe

So what to do? Can’t take red wine cupcakes to work since the drizzle is alcohol on them. So the idea of decorating the chocolate cupcakes into different cupcakes was genius.



Fun Cupcake Recipes

All I had to do was make different fillings and icings to create different fun cupcake recipes. On this m&m cupcakes recipe, of course, decorate it with some mini M&M’s. After all who would not want one of these M&M cupcakes?


Because these m&m cupcakes is chocolate on top of chocolate, the M&M’s make it pop with bursts of color. That is part the fun in these m&m cupcakes.


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M&M Cupcakes is the perfect treat to reward yourself with.



Disney Cupcakes

I got inspired by Disney for this m&m cupcake creation. They have a bakery in Walt Disney World Resorts that makes these amazing over the top cupcake goodies. I just downsized these fun cupcakes from Disney’s very large Cupcake version of the m&m cupcake recipe.


This is not first Disney inspired cupcake I made. I have done 3 easy cupcakes recipes on Seduction in the Kitchen that was inspired by this bakery in a way. Sadly, like red wine cupcake, 2 of the 3 cupcake recipes have very bad photos and need TLC.


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I will link those cupcake recipes up in the check out these recipes section for you. So let’s dive into these decadent, fun chocolate M&M cupcakes. You are going to love it!



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M&M Cupcakes are so worth making them. One bite of that frosting and you will be in love with them.


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M&M Cupcakes Recipe
Yield: 12

M&M Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

M&M Cupcakes is an easy chocolate decadent cupcake that your family will love. Adding the candy M&M's to the cupcakes makes these cupcakes even better!


  • 1 box of chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 small box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (3 oz) container of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup butter, softened



  1. In a bowl, add the cake mix, pudding mix, yogurt, eggs, oil, and heavy cream.
  2. Mix till everything till well blended.
  3. Bake the cupcakes according to the box directions.
  4. Take out the oven and let them cool.

Fudge Frosting

  1. Beat butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and heavy cream until smooth.


  1. Using a knife, on top of the cupcakes, in the middle take a little bit of the cupcake out of the center, but save the cake circles.
  2. You only want to cut a circle out about 1/2 inch deep.
  3. Then put in a little bit of the M&M's into the cupcakes.
  4. Place the cake circles back on top of the cupcakes.
  5. Put the frosting into a decorator's bag with a tip.
  6. Pipe on the frosting on the top.
  7. Sprinkle a few the M&M's on the top for decoration.
  8. Serve them up and ENJOY!

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  • Amanda
    February 6, 2018

    My kids would LOVE these… making them soon!

    • Deanna
      February 6, 2018

      Thank you, kids and m&m’s go well together!

  • Mairi
    February 6, 2018

    These look so tasty! Wow! 😀
    I’ll be trying these with my brother, since the recipe is so easy to follow.

    • Deanna
      February 6, 2018

      Thank you so much!! I love easy recipes 🙂

  • I love M&Ms, and especially love using them in recipes! These look delicious!

    • Deanna
      February 6, 2018

      Thank you so much, I am an M&M addict!

    • CheryL
      September 25, 2019

      I’m making these according to your instructions and my batter is very very dry. Am I supposed to make the cake mix as per box directions then add in what you have instructed?
      Box indicates milk/water 1 & 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup oil, and 3 eggs


      • Deanna
        September 25, 2019

        It should not be dry, sounds like your using a brand I have not used before going by those ingredient amounts you listed. SO what I would do is add what the box says, reduce the egg to 2 add the yogurt and pudding, heavy cream as I indicted.

  • Annemarie
    February 6, 2018

    These look divine! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and M&M’s.

    • Deanna
      February 6, 2018

      No, you can not!! Thank you so much!

  • So pretty with the M&Ms on top! Gorgeous decoration 🙂

  • Veronica Estevao
    February 11, 2018

    wow I can’t wait to try these tomorrow!!!!

    • Deanna
      February 13, 2018

      Thank you!!!! Let me know how they are!

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