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Surprise Prize Cupcakes

Surprise Prize Cupcakes
Makes:
24 cupcakes (2 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
64
minutes
based on
16 reviews
Surprise Prize Cupcakes are a delicious, chocolatey cupcake, with a surprise with each bite!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) plain chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared chocolate frosting
  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line 24 muffin cups.

BEAT cake mix, water, eggs and oil in large mixer bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup, filling about two-thirds full.

CUT cookie dough into 24 pieces; roll each into a ball. Place one ball of dough in each muffin cup, pressing it to the bottom.

BAKE for 19 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Spread with frosting and sprinkle with morsels.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Best Cupcakes Ever!

    Debbi Finkelstein from Waltham, MA

    Originally I made the Surprise Prize Cupcakes for the kids I work with. They were so good that I made them for a party and everyone loved them! This recipe is so clever, but still really simple. If you're looking for a way to impress people with your baking skills I recommend these cupcakes!

  •  Star(s)

    Love these cupcakes

    CRYSTAL PERKINS from Skowhegan, ME

    I love making these cupcakes. They are very quick and easy and also have a wonderful surprise inside. Better than plain cupcakes. I favorite in my home!

  •  Star(s)

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

    Jami Lukes from SIOUX FALLS, SD

    I have made these cupcakes before and my friends at work love them. They are out of this world!! They rock!! Will be making them again.

  •  Star(s)

    Incredible!!!

    Jennifer Duncan from BRIGHTON, MI

    This recipe is wonderful!! It is so easy to make and tastes delicious. I've started baking every Sunday as a family treat and this one is a hit. I used chocolate devil's food cake and classic chocolate frosting. Chocolate lovers will find this hits the spot. I like a little texture in cupcakes so the cookie and mini chips just enhanced what was already a great recipe. I will make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Its a surprise hit!

    Candace Corrigan from VESTAL, NY

    I make these for my family and they just cant get enough. I'm not allowed to make cupcakes any other way now!

  •  Star(s)

    Fun with Kids

    Lisa Gibbs from PRINCETON, KY

    My son and I had a lot of fun making these together. He rolled the cookie dough and I mixed the cupcakes. These were so good we have bought more cake mixes and cookies to experiment with different flavors.

  •  Star(s)

    YUM-OH!

    ANGELA RUSSELL from HOWELL, MI

    I made these cupcakes after getting this recipe in the mail with some coupons. They were so easy to make and fun!! People loved them at Easter and are now a family favorite. We will make these over and over again! So delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    yumilicios!

    Jessica Mc Causlad from Bangor, ME

    These are a fistful of chocolatey goodness! Especially good when you can't decide between cake and cookies--you get two treats in one!

  •  Star(s)

    These are the best!

    KAREN CRONIN from LANDENBERG, PA

    You can't go wrong with this recipe - kids & adults will love the cookie surprise on the inside.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Treat!

    Teresa Hazel from BROWNSBURG, IN

    These were so easy to make, and such a delicious treat! My family loved these - we will definitely make them again!

  •  Star(s)

    Amazing

    Penney Morton from SPRINGFIELD, MO

    I made these to take to work because I was in the mood for testing a new recipe. These were some of the best cupcakes I've ever made. They were a lot of fun to make also because it was so messy. Everyone told me how great they were and kept teasing me on when I was going to bring more in. They taste wonderfully soft even after a couple of days. I would recommend this recipe to anyone!

  •  Star(s)

    Best cupcakes ever!

    Gayle Guzzardo from Chicago, IL

    I made these cupcakes and brought them to work, and they were a huge hit! Everyone thought these were the best cupcakes they had ever tasted! So easy to make and definitely worth making again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    prize cupcake?

    Linda Armstrong from MOUNT CARMEL, TN

    The cupcakes were easy to make and tasted very good, but in several of my cupcakes there was a big surprise - a hollowed out area where the cookie dough melted and left a hole. I made the cupcakes for a family get together and while everyone enjoyed them, they were not a show stopper.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and fun!

    Karen Calvert from XENIA, OH

    I made these cupcakes with my four-year old grandson. They were quite easy to make and surprisingly delicious! A great time was had by all.

  •  Star(s)

    a great surprise

    Lisa Brown from WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI

    These were so easy to make - but no one else can tell that. I made these for a family get together and both kids and adults loved them! The mini chocolate chips on top are a perfect finishing touch - and I let my kids sprinkle them on to get them involved. I will definitely be making these again - and again!

  •  Star(s)

    Surprise cupcakes

    M DeJesus from SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    These were so fun to make and were much enjoyed at the company picnic. All the kids wanted to go home and make them with their parents. It's a simple, kid-friendly recipe. And all enjoy the surprise!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 310
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Total Fat: 16g (24% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (24% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg (11% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 43g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 29g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

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

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Surprise Prize Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) plain chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared chocolate frosting
  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line 24 muffin cups.

BEAT cake mix, water, eggs and oil in large mixer bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup, filling about two-thirds full.

CUT cookie dough into 24 pieces; roll each into a ball. Place one ball of dough in each muffin cup, pressing it to the bottom.

BAKE for 19 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Spread with frosting and sprinkle with morsels.

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