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Secret Kiss Cupcakes

"I earned a merit badge by dreaming up these cupcakes for a Cub Scouts meeting. You should have seen the grins when the kids bit into the chocolate kisses in the middle. My husband and grandkids say I don't make them often enough."
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Combine the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients; mix well.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cupcake until batter completely covers candy.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes.

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5 stars for a fabulous idea! I did not make the recipe for the cupcakes because I wanted yellow cupcakes. So I made the Golden Rum Cake recipe on this site. The kisses were the caramel filled on...

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I know everyone loved this recipe, but I thought they were terrible! The cupcake was awful. It tasted like flour and had no taste! I couldn't taste the chocolate at all! The convept is a good on...

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5 stars for a fabulous idea! I did not make the recipe for the cupcakes because I wanted yellow cupcakes. So I made the Golden Rum Cake recipe on this site. The kisses were the caramel filled on...

These are very good! The Hershey's Kiss inside is a really cute surprise. If you didn't have the time to make this batter, you could make cupcakes from the box and put kisses in them..it would ...

Soooo great!~ I used golden cake mix with milk chocolate frosting (all store bought; I was on a time crunch). I just dropped the kisses in and gave them a little tap. Don't worry about a large p...

I have to give this 5 stars because I didn't actually use the recipe, but the concept. I was totally out of cocoa and had no buttermilk, so I used an 18.25 oz. Devil's Food Cake Mix (Wal-Mart br...

This is genius!! The four year olds thought these were the coolest cupcakes ever! Much Like CookinginFL, I used a box mix (Pillsbury Valentine's Funfetti). The only thing I will say is: DON'...

Time is never on my side w/ 3 kids 5yrs and under so I used the Moist Fudge Cake box mix and pre-made Milk Chocolate Icing. I substituted mini Reeses Peanut Buttercups in place of the Hershey K...

4 stars because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I didn't have any kisses so I omitted them. I give it 5 stars otherwise. Great chocolaty flavor, they came out light and fluffy with a great...

I know everyone loved this recipe, but I thought they were terrible! The cupcake was awful. It tasted like flour and had no taste! I couldn't taste the chocolate at all! The convept is a good on...

These cupcakes were pretty good, but I was expecting them to be better because everyone raved about them. They were a bit dry, and the kisses sunk to the bottom in mine. All in all, they are go...