pinata cake

Looking for an easy piñata cake recipe? You’re in the right place!  Behold, the original piñata cake recipe!

pinata cake

What Is a Piñata Cake?

Looking to make a really fun cake or surprise? Well, holy cannoli, this is the best thing I’ve seen since Richard Simmons at Cecconi’s yesterday (oh yes I did!).

My niece loves surprises — piñatas, surprise balls. When I asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she replied “a surprise!”

I can’t wait to make this for her and watch her little eyes explode with wonder. Wouldn’t it be fun for a birthday or even Easter?

Now, you may be wondering: What is a piñata cake?

Quite simply, it’s a regular cake that when cut into, spills out candy, just like a piñata! Genius, right?

pinata cake

Piñata Cake Recipe

This cake is pure delight. Created by A Subtle Revelry, you can find the full piñata cake recipe here.

Essentially, you use a bowl to make two cakes. Then, you scoop out the middle and fill the empty space inside with candy and treats!


And there’s a pinata cupcake version too! Genius.

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How To Make Piñata Cupcakes

Created by La Receta de la Felicidad, you can find the instructions here.

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How To Make a Piñata Cookies

And there are pinata cookies too (who knew?)! Find instructions on She Knows.

So, the question: Would you make a pinata cake, cupcakes or cookies? Inquiring minds want to know…

UPDATE: I made my niece a piñata cake! See photos here.


If you’re rather buy a piñata cake, you can buy a piñata cake here.

And here’s a fun alternative called a BashCake!


[Pinata cake photos by A Subtle Revelry; pinata cupcake photos by La Receta de la Felicidad; pinata cookies by She Knows]

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