Thursday, December 16, 2010


We all like a surprise every now and then, right? Well, why not surprise your guests with a little extra special cupcakes? On the outside, they look like an every day cupcake....but they're not!!! And they're super easy to make!

Chocolate Surprise-Filled Cupcakes

1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes.
  2. In separate bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar; beat in egg, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers. Fill 2/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture to center and top with more cake mix.
  4. Bake according to directions for cupcakes. Cool and frost with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.
Makes 1 dozen cupcakes.

For a little twist, try this one!

Oreo Surpise!

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 egg
2 Tbsp.  sugar
48 Mini OREO Bite Size Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
1-1/2 cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

HEAT oven to 350°F.
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until well blended.
SPOON half the cake batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.
BAKE 19 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
FROST with COOL WHIP. Top with remaining cookies. Frosted cupcakes can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 days.

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