Surprise Prize Cupcakes

Surprise Prize Cupcakes

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based on 16 reviews
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15 min.
64 min.
24 cupcakes (2 dozen)

Surprise Prize Cupcakes are a delicious, chocolatey cupcake, with a surprise with each bite!


  • 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
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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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Best Cupcakes Ever!

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!

- Debbi Finkelstein from Waltham, MA

Love these cupcakes

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!

- CRYSTAL PERKINS from Skowhegan, ME


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.

- Jami Lukes from SIOUX FALLS, SD


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.

- Jennifer Duncan from BRIGHTON, MI

Its a surprise hit!

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

- Candace Corrigan from VESTAL, NY

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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