Quick and easy birthday cupcakes recipe (Pinata cupcakes)- Homemade, soft, moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, filled with sprinkles.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, water and mix until smooth. The batter will be thin.
Pour batter in cupcake liners (About two thirds full).
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until as inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely.
While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, add melted butter, cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
Gradually, add powdered sugar, while alternating with the heavy cream until light and fluffy.
Mix in vanilla extract.
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.
Hollow out the center of each cupcake with an apple corer or a big decorating tip like Tip 1M.
Fill it with sprinkles.
Place a small piece of hollowed out cake on top to cover the hole.
Attach Tip 1M to a piping bag and fill it with frosting.
Ice a swirl of frosting on top pf each cupcake.
Toss more sprinkles on top and enjoy!