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Creamy Center Cupcakes

My mother made these cupcakes from scratch when I was growing up, but I simplified the recipe with a cake mix. Sometimes Mom would replace the smooth filling with homemade whipped cream. They are really good with either filling. —Caroline Anderson, Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes, using paper-lined muffin cups. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in marshmallow creme and vanilla.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with cream filling. Push the tip through the bottom of paper liner to fill each cupcake. Frost with chocolate frosting.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 363 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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