Berry Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
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Berry Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes have a surprise inside them: Fruit Roll-Ups. They give these cupcakes a sweet fruity flavor and they are sure to be a hit at any get-together.—Susan Lucas, Brampton, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups, unrolled
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 6 pouches strawberry Fruit Snacks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg whites and canola oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Cut each fruit roll into eight pieces; place one piece over batter in each cup. Fill two-thirds full with remaining batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with vanilla frosting; decorate with Fruit Snacks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups and Nabisco Fruit Snacks.
Originally published as Berry Surprise Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2003, p35

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"These were delish!! I've been trying to sort out different Valentine recipes to fix for church kids and although this was a pretty good hit with "my testers" they didn't think it had the pizazz others might. So off we go for more tasting."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Perfect f"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"My 4 yr old son enjoyed helping with this recipe. Fun to make and fun to eat for little ones."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010


Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"Made them for a family picnic. Were a hit with everyone, especially the kids. I used cream cheese frosting and assorted fruit snacks."

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