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Dalmatian Cupcakes Recipe
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Dalmatian Cupcakes

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"Yes, these cupcakes look like those famous spotted dogs. The chocolate cake has a hidden creamy filling and chocolate chip 'spots.' Kids love them!"

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Original recipe makes 24 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips; set aside.
  3. Beat cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  4. Divide batter among muffin cups (1/4 cup in each). Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. Frost tops with frosting. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
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  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Follow High Altitude directions on package. Bake 18 to 23 minutes.
  • Betty's Tips
  • How about a Dalmatian-themed party? Serve cupcakes with chocolate chip ice cream, play 'pin the spot on the dog,' and send kids home with a 'doggie bag' full of dog-themed treats and prizes.
  • Wrap individual cupcakes tightly in plastic wrap, and include in lunch boxes for an extra-special lunchtime treat!
  • ®Reg. T.M. of General Mills, Inc. or its affiliates

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2003

These cupcakes were delightful. One suggestion - make sure the filling is placed in neatly and slightly indented in the mix. If not, it will not end up completely on the inside.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2008

These were pretty good. It works best if you drop in some batter, then the cream cheese filling, then another drop of batter on top. This helps the cupcake bake upright. If you just put in the batter and drop the cream cheese filling on, then bake, they come out flat. I made my own buttercream frosting, with a few drops of almond extract.


8 Ratings

Jan 01, 2003

I don't have kids, but I made these on a "just because I feel like baking" day & brought them to work. Everyone loved them. They are yummy!! I did use the mini chips, which adds to the cuteness level.

Apr 27, 2009

I had a blast making these! A few things I did differently were, I mixed half cool whip and half frosting, to ice the cupcakes, and I added sprinkles also. They turned out beautiful.

Jun 01, 2006

These cupcakes are very good! My kids always request them when bringing a snack to class. I sometimes double the filling.

May 06, 2009

I made these for my husband's birthday dinner. Everyone liked them! I do agree that adding an extra spoon of cake mix on top of the cream cheese filling will help the cupcake to bake properly and keep the filling inside

Nov 07, 2008

I made these for a dog themed party and it was the first thing gone. Everyone raved about them and they really were easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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