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Surprise Cupcakes


  • 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 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberry or grape jelly
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Colored sprinkles, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. 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, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Fill 36 paper-lined muffin cups half full. Drop jelly by teaspoonfuls into the center of each.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes; decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.166666
  • shortgrub
    Feb 23, 2010

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

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