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Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

 Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes
Kids love the fruity surprise tucked inside these cupcakes. They really wow at parties, bake sales and snacktime. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 1 package strawberry cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Halved fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a
  • large bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream and eggs. Beat on low speed
  • 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes.
  • Fill prepared cups half full. Drop 1/2 teaspoon preserves into center
  • of each cupcake; cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion
  • comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire
  • racks to cool completely.
  • Pipe frosting over cupcakes and top each with a strawberry half.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cupcake equals 228 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.