Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
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Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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Edith Holliday shares the secret behind her cute cupcakes. "My mother taught me this simple way to fill cupcakes with fruit jelly," shares the Flushing, Michigan baker. Take these tender treats to your next get-together and watch faces light up after just one bite.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberry or grape jelly
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fill 36 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly in the center of each.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 1 in. from the edge comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost and decorate with sprinkles if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 164 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberry or grape jelly
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Colored sprinkles, optional
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fill 36 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly in the center of each.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 1 in. from the edge comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost and decorate with sprinkles if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p15

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shortgrub User ID: 4807541 106870
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"A nice surprise for a cupcake. Received smiles and compliments on these."

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