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Secret Kiss Cupcakes Recipe

Secret Kiss Cupcakes Recipe

I earned a merit badge by dreaming up these cupcakes for a Cub Scouts meeting. You should have seen the grins when the kids bit into the chocolate kisses in the middle. My husband and grandkids say I don't make them often enough.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fudge frosting


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Combine the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients until blended.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cupcake until batter completely covers candy.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 262 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Secret Kiss Cupcakes

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014


Reviewed Feb. 11, 2008

"I made these with my two grandboys ages 3 & 5 1/2,They enjoyed stirring & pushing the "Kisses" into the batter. The 5 1/2 year old scored big time by taking them to share with his classmates & the teacher praised him for being a good cook."

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