Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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My mom has been making surprise cupcakes for as long as I can remember!  It was one of our favorite Monday Family Night treats!  Give this delightful recipe a try… I’m sure you’ll love it!

Suprise Cupcakes

It’s an easy recipe to throw together.  Use your own scratch chocolate cake recipe, or use cake mix from a box (here’s a great way to make a better cake from a box).


My sister also loves to do this with her cakes.  It adds a little omph to a regular chocolate cake!

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  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Your own cake mix


  1. Prepare your own cake mix as instructed, set aside.
  2. Beat the cream cheese, egg, vanilla, and sugar. When well blended, add chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
  3. Spoon one or two spoonfuls of cake mix into cupcake liners.
  4. Then get a large spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and layer over the cake mix.
  5. Add remaining cake mix on the cupcakes.
  6. Bake as usual and enjoy the delight as someone bites into your cupcake! YUM!
Meal Type: Desserts

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