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    Surprise Cupcakes

    Surprise Cupcakes. Photo by Deb in Seattle

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    1. 1
      Cream sugar and cream cheese together.
    2. 2
      Beat in egg.
    3. 3
      Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.
    4. 4
      Prepare cake mix according to directions on box.
    5. 5
      Place paper baking cups into a muffin tin.
    6. 6
      Fill paper bake cups 2/3 full.
    7. 7
      Drop one rounded teaspoon of cheese mixture into each cup.
    8. 8
      Bake according to directions on cake mix box.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2010

      Thanks so loved them...they said they were kind of like homemade Ding Dongs...they are good and super easy to make!

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    • on April 27, 2009


      The recipe didn't say to put chocolate cake mix on top of the cream cheese filling but the photo looked like you could do that. I liked that better...thus the "surprise" cupcakes.

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    • on April 25, 2009


      Yummy & impressive!! I made for a co-worker's birthday & everyone enjoyed them. I used mini chocolate chips as suggested by another reviewer & devil's food cake mix, as a personal preference (the chocolatier, the better!!). I did pipe on some swirls of chocolate buttercream since it was a special occasion! These are so quick & easy, I'm sure I'll be making them a lot. And, surprisingly, I did get a lot of questions about how I got the filling in the middle!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Surprise Cupcakes

    Serving Size: 1 (73 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 305.8
    Calories from Fat 149
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 24.2 mg
    Sodium 284.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 28.8 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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