Friday, July 15, 2011

Surprise Cupcakes

 Rosebud made some cupcakes yesterday and after they were cooled and frosted they had to be sampled to see if they are as delicious as they look. They were.

As usual Rosebud made her cupcake last a little longer. To her there is some kind of sense of victory to still have a bite or two left when the others have finished eating theirs.

A close-up.

Surprise Cupcakes

Your favorite chocolate cake recipe. A cake-mix will work just fine.

1 8oz package cream cheese
½ cup sugar
1 egg
dash of salt

Mix filling ingredients together, beating until nice and fluffy. Set aside.

Mix cake batter according to directions and spoon into cupcake wrappers. Fill only a teeny bit over ½ full. Drop filling by Tablespoon full in center of cupcake. Bake at 375┬║ for 20 minutes. Remove from cupcake tins and place on wire rack to cool.

After they are cool frost with your favorite frosting. I made a creamcheese frosting this time but any frosting will work. All depends what you are hungry for at the moment. I opened a can of cherry pie filling and placed a cherry with a wee bit of filling on top of each one for the final special optional touch.

The surprise part of these cupcakes is the filling will be totally enveloped inside the cupcake once they are finished baking so that when you bite into them you have a pleasant surprise to find a delicious filling!



  1. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Your pictures are sweet too.

  2. Your daughter making her cupcake last brought back memories for me. My sister would do the same thing. I remember vividly how one time we had a special treat of soft serve ice cream from a parlor. She *ever so gingerly* licked that cone straight up so that it actually looked as though it was getting bigger instead of smaller! Not like mine, of course, as I didn't have near that self-control. And did she ever enjoy watching our frustration as she continued to indulge and we were all finished!

  3. The picture of your little ones is very sweet...looks like you have yourself a fine with cook there for sure and for certain....the cupcakes look yummy...blessings

  4. I'm playing 'catch up' ... I can't believe how busy I've been and sitting here, spending time with you was just what I needed this morning! Have a great day and ....have another cupcake IF there are any left!

  5. YUM - you haven't posted a bad recipe yet, that I can remember, and I like the surprise center. Gotta save this one!

  6. My mom used to make these when we were kids, we loved them but she added chocolate chips to the suprise inside and they were so good when warm with the melty chocolate inside. Glad they had such a good time. There will be good memories to look back on as they get older. My kids have suprised me with some of the things they remember and enjoyed when they were little.

  7. That looks so yummy, thanks for sharing.

  8. Those look so good! Thank you for sharing..

  9. These sound and look delicious! :)
    Rosy is quite the baker.

  10. Yum! My mouth is watering. :) Thank you for sharing.

  11. Mmmmm!

    My Nan does something similar with jam as a filling. She calls them "jam surprise cakes"... The surprise is exactly where you'll find the jam, because sometimes it mixes in to the cake mix well and you get some in just about every bite, but not always.

  12. Oh my, those cupcakes sound delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! The pictures are wonderful - your children are so cute.

  13. I love this recipe...I'm wondering if I could use it in brownies by "swirling" it through the brownie mix before baking?



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