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Dream Cupcakes Recipe

Dream Cupcakes Recipe

"My grandchildren love these cream-filled cupcakes," relates Dorothy Bahlmann of Clarksville, Iowa. "They're a special treat yet easy to make. And they keep nicely in the refrigerator."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, optional

Directions

  • 1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut if desired.
  • 2. Drop about 2 teaspoonfuls of cream cheese mixture into the center of each cupcake. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 155 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.