Birthday Cupcakes With Sprinkles
5 from 3 votes

Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Quick and easy birthday cupcakes recipe (Pinata cupcakes)- Homemade, soft, moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, filled with sprinkles. 

Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcake, homemade, sprinkles
Calories: 385 kcal
Author: Abeer


Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Milk Whole
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Water Boiling hot
Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 1 1/3 cup Cocoa powder
  • 5-6 cups Powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
Filling and Decoration
  • 1 cup Sprinkles I mixed together various colors and shapes of sprinkles to make a birthday sprinkle blend


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt. 

  2. Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, water and mix until smooth. The batter will be thin. 

  3. Pour batter in cupcake liners (About two thirds full).

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until as inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.

  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely.

  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, add melted butter, cocoa powder and mix until smooth.

  7. Gradually, add powdered sugar, while alternating with the heavy cream until light and fluffy.

  8. Note: If frosting is too thin, thicken it by adding more powdered sugar. If icing is too thick, thin it out by adding a little more heavy cream.

  1. Hollow out the center of each cupcake with an apple corer or a big decorating tip like Tip 1M

  2. Fill it with sprinkles. 

  3. Place a small piece of hollowed out cake on top to cover the hole.

  4. Attach Tip 1M to a piping bag and fill it with frosting.

  5. Ice a swirl of frosting on top pf each cupcake.

  6. Toss more sprinkles on top and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.