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Spooky Surprise Cupcakes

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So deliciously simple, it's scary! That's the secret behind this recipe for moist Duncan Hines Devil's Food cupcakes with a sweet cream cheese surprise filling. Scare up some smiles from your little monsters with these Spooky Surprise Cupcakes, the frightfully fun treats.

  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: Makes 24 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Ingredients


Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange paper liners in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans
  2. Blend cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar and food coloring in medium bowl until smooth and creamy; set aside.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Evenly spoon batter into prepared pans. Place a dollop of cream cheese mixture in center of each cupcake.
  4. Bake 21 to 24 minutes or until cupcakes spring back in center. Cool completely
  5. Spread top of each cupcake with chocolate frosting. Place vanilla frosting into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a pinpoint hole in one corner of the bag. Starting in the center of cupcakes, pipe frosting in circles on top of cupcakes, making each circle larger than the previous. Drag a toothpick through the circles towards the edges of the cupcakes to create a spider web.
  6. Makes 24 cupcakes. Serve cupcakes on colorful platters or cupcake stands and decorate with fun spider rings and spooky themed candies.

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Tips

great wedding cake tiers

great wedding cake tiers

Great compliment getter when I'm baking wedding cakes. Instead of trimming the top of the layers off even with the baking pan as they teach in Wilton cake classes, I place a linen dish towel (used only for this) over the layer immediately after removing from the oven. I place a large cutting board over the towel, weight it down with something heavy & let steam 5 min. & remove . The layer is dense-moist-pound cake texture- easy to handle, stack, decorate & deliver . EASY TO CUT & SERVE !!!


Freezing is the key

Freezing is the key

Ever wonder how bakeries frost their cakes so perfectly with vertualy no crums in the frosting? The key is putting your cake(s) in the freezer for about twenty minutes before frosting, this will prevent the cake from crumbing





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