M&M Piñata Cake


M&M Piñata Cake is an eggless surprise cake. Chocolate cake layers are assembled with a hole in the center. This center hole is filled with loads of candies, and M&Ms. What more can one ask?

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M&M Piñata Cake

It was Vedanta’s 8th birthday last week and he like a good boy of a supermom, asked for a M&M Piñata cake.

When he asks, I give. No questions asked.

I used my chocolate and vanilla recipes to create this cake. It is a very simple cake to assemble. The only trick is to cut rings from layers and fill the subsequent well made with M&Ms.

M&M Piñata Cake

I alternated between chocolate and vanilla as my son gave specific layer requirements. But you can make any flavor you like. You can frost in any way, using ganache, glaze, or whipped cream.

A beautiful cake to look at and an absolute delight for the kids to enjoy. The bounty of M&Ms toppling down and children squealing makes up for all the effort going in.

M&M Piñata Cake

M&M Piñata Cake

M&M Piñata Cake is an eggless surprise cake. Chocolate cake layers are assembled with a hole in center. This center hole is filled with loads of candies, m&ms. What more can one ask!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Baking, Dessert, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, chocolate, Coffee, cookies, cupcake, eggless
Servings: 8 inch layered cake



  • Bake one chocolate cake as per instructions given in the recipe. Bake two layers of vanilla cake.
  • Prepare sugar syrup.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a lid of a container, scoop out the center of one vanilla and chocolate layer, leaving a ring in the center.
  • Place the ring vanilla layer on a platter or cake stand. Make some holes into the bottom layer using a fork. Soak the bottom layer in sugar syrup. Then lightly spread whipped cream. Place the ring chocolate layer on top of the vanilla layer & repeat the process of soaking & spreading filling. Fill the well made in the center with M&Ms or gems or candies of your choice. Now place the second vanilla layer (which is whole and not cut out) & again soak it. Lightly spread whipped cream on top & sides of the cake making a crumb coat. Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from refrigerator and frost as per your preference. Chill and serve. And enjoy the accolades.


I was less generous with soaking in this cake as I felt that sugar syrup might lead the M&Ms to bleed.

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  1. fabulous and yummy…. that dripping effect is so gorgeous…..

  2. do you have pictures of how you layered the cake? Btw my son loved your chocolate cake recipe.

  3. There is already a pic with well in the center and mnms filled in. I didnt click any other pic apart from it.

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