Secret Kiss Cupcakes Recipe

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Secret Kiss Cupcakes Recipe
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Secret Kiss Cupcakes Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fudge frosting

Directions

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Combine the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients; mix well.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cupcake until batter completely covers candy. 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.
Originally published as Secret Kiss Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2004, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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 or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fudge frosting
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Combine the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients; mix well.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cupcake until batter completely covers candy. Bake at 375°. for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Secret Kiss Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2004, p33

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 137874
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Yummm!"

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aAzLady2 User ID: 2098618 144101
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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