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After School Cupcakes

(2 Votes)
Updated May 20, 2016
15 Min

You'll make the grade when you whip out these filled cupcakes for an after school snack. At first they look like traditional cupcakes, but once you bite into the creamy center, you'll know these are anything but traditional!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (16-ounce) container cream cheese frosting
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spoon the prepared batter equally into 24 muffin cups that have been lined with paper baking cups, filling each cup three-quarters full.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and egg until fluffy. Stir in the butterscotch chips and walnuts until well mixed. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the batter in each cup.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the cupcakes comes out clean. Allow to cool completely, then frost with the cream cheese frosting. Serve, or cover loosely until ready to serve.

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This looks so good and I imagine you could swap out the secret center with some other ingredients. I'm not big on butterscotch chips but I'm sure chocolate peanut butter vanilla would work.

Question on this recipe - the directions say to bake until a wooden toothpic inserted in the cupcakes come out clean. Wondering how the toothpick is going to be clean when there is cream cheese and melted butterscotch chips in the middle of the cupcakes? Otherwise, this sounds really yummy!

I think you could insert the toothpick on the side where the filling isn't.

These are very good! YUM. Instead of cupcakes, I put the the cake batter in a 9x13 baking pan and followed the rest of the recipe as followed and turned out great. Will make this again!!


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