"I made these for a school carnival, they turned out great. I did not need to frost them. To do something different, divide cream cheese filling into 4 different parts and tint each part a different color. Feel free to get creative with the surprises!" — SEDONA39
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1 (8 ounce) package
1 (6 ounce) package
1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
milk chocolate candy kisses
1 (1.4 ounce) bar
chocolate covered toffee bars, chopped
candy coated peanut butter pieces
This recipe was so easy to make. I used Hershey Kisses for the surprise inside, and everyone loved them. The only thing I added was a chocolate cream cheese frosting which went very well with these cupcakes. I will definitely make them again.
There was an error in this recipe as originally published. The original recipe calls for 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, not eight packages. The correct amount now appears on the recipe.
The proportions listed in this recipe HAVE to be off. It calls for 8 8oz packages of cream cheese. I used 4 and doubled everything else and STILL had some left over. It said to mix chocolate chips in with the cream cheese but didn't have the chips listed in the ingredients. Not keeping this one in my recipe box.
7/12/01: Looks like the recipe has been corrected. I might just try it again.
I had it brought in as a birthday treat, only to find out that there was a problem over the diversity of "treats" in the "muffins" (I refuse to call them cupcakes because they are not cake) ALso, some kids with allergies had trouble... Like the nuts and such.
I've been searching for a recipe my grandma used to make and this is pretty darn close. She used the foil mini cups instead of full size. I think her end result is more like a brownie than cake. So call your grandma before she dies, don't wait like I did!
Anyway, I used a can of cherry pie filling instead of the maraschino cherries. I just put half a cherry with some goo on top of the cream cheese mix before baking. I also used dark chocolate chips because IMHO they are the only kind!
You do have to be careful about filling these too full, the cake mix overwhelmed a few of these. My grandmas were always level with the top of the foil cup. She was a very careful chef! One recipe made many more than 48 minicupcakes.
Oh, and I also tried the new Yogurt/cream cheese mix...tasted too much like yogurt. Second batch I used 1/3 less fat cc and it was great.
cupcakes remind me of when I got a cupcake in school for a prize, and I set it on my desk and my friend dropped her pencil. when she bent down to get it she stuck her head in my cupcake, her hair was full of frosting, it was so funny!!!!!!
They don't need frosting. Everyone loved them!
This was awesome,but the "heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture" was a bit off...might need to double that part of the recipe. Family loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 93
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