Devil's Food Surprise Cupcakes

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by SAHMchef

You will never, ever believe what the two "surprise" ingredients are! I got this recipe from a book called "It Worked for Me!" from Parents Picks, and tried it out on my family at Thanksgiving. EVERYONE loved them!

Top Review by UnRefined

I don't like giving bad reviews but this was awful. Everyone hated it, no one could eat it, except my four year old who thought just because it looked like chocolate it tasted like chocolate. Even she could't take anymore after a few bites. I made it like as a three layer cake and cooked it thoroughly but it still tasted sort of dirty and like beets and greens. Ample amounts of chocolate frosting couldn't hide the taste. I had very high hopes but was sorely disappointed. That being said it would seem that most people have had success with this so by all means go for it and good luck.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 283.49 g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 453.59 g beets, drained
  • 517.37 g package devil's food cake mix
  • 453.59 g vanilla frosting or 453.59 g chocolate frosting


  1. Lightly grease 18 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In a food processor, puree spinach and beets until smooth.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed, except use 4 eggs instead of 3.
  4. Add pureed spinach and beets to cake mix.
  5. Fill muffin cups to the top with batter.
  6. Bake 22-25 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before frosting with vanilla or chocolate frosting.

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