Piñata Coffee Cake featuring NEW M&M's® Coffee Nut Flavor - Lea Carmen

Piñata Coffee Cake featuring NEW M&M's® Coffee Nut Flavor

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Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! I have been wanting to bake a piñata cake forever, and what better occasion to do so than today?! After seeing the new M&M's® flavors I felt like it was the perfect time to do so. How scrumptious does this vanilla cake with coffee buttercream icing look?! I knew that the M&M's® Coffee Nut would compliment this type of cake perfectly. 

As a long time M&M's® fan I was so excited to try out these new flavors: M&M's® Chili NutM&M's® Coffee Nut, and M&M's® Honey Nut. I headed to my neighborhood Walmart, where I found the display pictured above. The M&M's® Coffee Nut was almost sold out. These NEW flavors are packaged in individual size and larger sharable sizes. After sampling these flavors, I have to say my favorite is the M&M's® Honey Nut followed by the M&M's® Coffee Nut. I'm not a fan of spicy candy like the M&M's® Chili Nut but Isaak loved them! I think M&M's® Mars did a great job keeping the chocolate flavor with a bite of spicy tang at the end!

You can find the the vanilla cake recipe I used here. I reccommend doubling the recipe in order to make 3 8''in round layers. You must have 3 layers in order to construct the piñata cake properly. For the coffee buttercream icing, I used this recipe. I reccommend doubling this recipe as well. I have a confession, I ran out of vanilla extract for the icing so I used 1 TBS of vanilla and 1/2 TBS of almond extract and it tasted delicious

Let the 3 layers cool completely after baking. I reccommend making the coffee buttercream frosting as these are cooling. Also, gather a cake stand or plate and 2 sheets of wax paper.

Place the wax paper on the top of the cake stand, this prevents a lot of frosting mess when icing the cake layers. Take a small glass or cookie cutter and carefully hollow out the center of 2 layers. I stacked my layers to that the holes would line up perfectly. 

Next, frost the top of the bottom layer of cake. Stack the second cake layer and frost that top as well. Pour the M&M's® Coffee Nut candies into the hollowed out center. I used almost the entire bag. See my icing mess in the back? I swear by the wax paper trick!

Put the last layer of vanilla cake on top and frost the entire cake. Once done, carefully pull out the 2 sheets of wax paper at the same time. Otherwise 1 sheet will get stuck underneath. Voila! You are finished.

Once you are ready to break the piñata cake, slowly cut a triangle piece of cake and watch as the M&M's® Coffee Nut candies spill out! This cake was easy to make and a delight to cut into!

Also, to participate in the M&M's® Flavor Vote you can visit their Facebook page here. You can use hashtag #MMSFlavorVote after you cast your vote.  Once you cast your vote for the M&M's® Peanut flavor you are entered for a chance to win $100,000 and the title of M&M's® Taste Tester. You can vote once a day until June 17th. The winner of the M&M's® Flavor Vote will be announced in August!



1 comment

  1. I have been wanting to make a pinata cake for awhile! This one sounds delicious! (client)


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