Surprise-Inside Cupcakes Recipe

Surprise-Inside Cupcakes Recipe
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Surprise-Inside Cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes are easy to whip up, but everyone will think you've worked for hours because of the "secret" creamy filling inside. They're great for picnics and lunch boxes. —Susan Muehmer, Delaware, Ontario
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Dash salt

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients and blend well. Fill paper-lined cupcake tins two-thirds full. For filling, cream all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Drop a teaspoonful of filling into each cupcake. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise-Inside Cupcakes in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p5

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 227 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Dash salt
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients and blend well. Fill paper-lined cupcake tins two-thirds full. For filling, cream all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Drop a teaspoonful of filling into each cupcake. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Surprise-Inside Cupcakes in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p5

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