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How to Make the Best M and M Cupcakes Recipe

How to Make the Best M and M Cupcakes Recipe

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If you are looking for an easy and delicious treat to make, then look no further than these M and M cupcakes! These cupcakes are sure to please any crowd, and they are so easy to make that even a beginner baker can whip them up in no time.

how to make M and M cupcakes

Plus, who doesn’t love M&Ms? This recipe uses a simple chocolate cupcake recipe as the base, and then it is topped with a delicious M&M-covered frosting. So good!

Do you love M&M’s?


If you want to make this, we have a recipe for you! In this article, we will discuss how to make the best M&M cupcakes. These treats are not only delicious but also look amazing and can be decorated in a variety of ways. Below you will find tasty things to eat.

We know that everyone loves a good treat now and again, especially when it is as easy as making your own at home with our simple recipes! So if you are looking for an easy way to add some spice into your life, then why not try baking up some yummy cupcakes today? It’s never been easier than with this recipe right here. Scroll down below for all of the details.

I love the commercials that they have created!

When were M&Ms first invented?

They were first created in 1941 by Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, who founded the M&M/Mars company together. Forest came up with the idea of the candy after observing soldiers eating chocolate pellets with hard shells during the Spanish Civil War. The candy was produced for the soldiers and had a hard shell so that they could carry it during warm weather without worrying about it melting.

Mars and Murrie took the idea and ran with it. The company’s first big customer was the U.S. Army, which loved that way to allow soldiers to carry chocolate in tropical climates without it melting. During World War II, the candies were exclusively sold to the military!

Talk about a built-in market! That adds up to over 16 million soldiers! Those soldiers continued their love of that hard-shelled goodness and got their families to enjoy it after the war was over. The rest, as they say, is history.

Who Created M&Ms?

M&Ms were actually created by Forrest Mars and his business partner, Bruce Murrie. They founded the M&M/Mars company together.

Where are M&Ms made?

M&Ms are made in Hackettstown, New Jersey. This is where the M&M/Mars factory is located. It remains one of the largest candy factories on Earth and has been producing M&Ms since 1941.

Also, M&M has a manufacturing company in Tennessee where it produces more than 500 million M&Ms per day.

What does the M&M stand for in M&M candy?

M&Ms does not stand for any word in particular. It is simply Mars and Murrie who created M&Ms that are named this way.

Can you bake M&Ms inside cupcakes?

Yes! You can bake M&Ms right into your cupcakes. Just press them down into the top of the batter before baking. They will soften and melt a bit as they bake, so you’ll get that nice chocolate-covered M&M in every bite. Frost and decorate as usual.

M and M Cupcakes from scratch

The chocolate cupcake base can be made from either a boxed mix or the following recipe of mine:

How to Make M & M Cupcakes

How to Make M and M Cupcakes

For my Chocolate Cupcake Recipe You will need:

  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 C whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 2 tsp vamilla extract
  • 1 C boiling water

How to make M and M Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Combine the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
Gradually add the boiling water, milk, and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
Using a medium scoop fill the paper-lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

Easy M and M Cupcakes recipe

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix. (snort)

How do you store M and M Cupcakes?

Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.

Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. Since you are using canned frosting instead of buttercream frosting or fondant, they should be fine for five to six days. You can learn more about that in our article How To Frost A Cupcake.

M and M Cupcakes Recipe

M&M cupcake ingredients

What you need to make these super easy treats:

  • Chocolate cupcakes that have been baked and cooled. You can make them from scratch with my recipe above or use a boxed cake mix.
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Mini M&M’s

M&M Cupcakes Tutorial

You need your chocolate cupcakes to be baked and totally cooled off.

Frosting M&M cupcakes

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the vanilla frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating. Add your 1 mm star tip.

If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off and star tip added. Frost the cooled cupcakes.

ready to eat M&M cupcakes

Generously sprinkle on mini M&M’s

Switch it up:

There is a huge variety of M&Ms out there! Try Peanut M&M Cupcakes – just substitute the M&Ms for peanut ones. What about Fudge Brownie? Peanut Butter? Caramel? Crispy? Coffee Nut? Mint Chocolate? There are tons of options to play with!

Other cupcake recipes you may enjoy:

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