cupcakes with taco toppings

Taco Cupcakes Recipe

If you are a taco lover, you will definitely want to serve up these taco cupcakes on Taco Tuesday!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Servings 12
Calories 511 kcal


  • 13 cupcakes
  • 2 to 3 cups vanilla frosting
  • 24 Nilla Wafers 2 for each cupcake
  • Yellow jimmies
  • Green frosting I used canned frosting with the leaf tip, similar to Wilton Tip 67
  • Red Mini M&Ms


  1. Pipe frosting over cupcake in a circular direction with the star tip working from the outer edge of the cupcake towards the center. Repeat this step for 12 of the cupcakes.
  2. Gently crumble one cupcake into pieces and then set aside.
  3. Place two Nilla Wafers into the top of each cupcake, pressing down into the cupcake at an angle to resemble a taco shell.
  4. Inside the Nilla Wafer "shell", add about 1 teaspoon crumbled cupcake. This will be the meat of your taco.
  5. Over the crumbled cupcake (taco meat), decorate with green icing to create the look of lettuce. Use the leaf tip for this step.
  6. Top the “lettuce” with yellow jimmies (cheesand red Mini M&Ms (tomato).
  7. Then serve up your taco cupcakes to your loved ones!
Nutrition Facts
Taco Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 511 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 65g72%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.