Sunday, April 1, 2012

Surprise inside cupcakes

For some odd reason I have been on a cupcake kick lately.  This particular week I had to bake for my youngest sons Cast party (he was in his middle school's play 'Paranormal High') So I thought some fun cupcakes with a chocolate chip cookies hidden inside would be just the ticket.  So after my middle son's freezing cold track meet I flew home to bake. The track meet ran much longer than I thought so I arrived in the house at 4pm...and had to have cupcakes made and frosted by 5:15pm!  So needless to say this is a super quick recipe!  This is an adaptation from The Cake Mix Doctor, her knack for playing with a mix and making it 1000 times better is amazing. She has inspired a lot of my own experiments with different mixes! Her books are great!

Surprise Inside Cupcakes
1 pkg of yellow cake mix (with pudding in the mix)
1 pkg (small) of vanilla instant pudding
1 cup milk
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 tea vanilla
1/2 tea almond extract
1 tube refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven 350  prepare cupcake pan with liners. Makes 24 cupcakes.

to make batter: beat together  first 7 ingredients. Beat well, scraping sides of bowl several times.  Save 1 cup of batter. With remaining batter fill lined muffin cups with about a 1/4 cup of batter. make small balls with the cookie dough and press down into the batter in each cup.  cover the cookie dough that sticks out with 1 tea of batter.  Bake 23 minute or until done (top springs back when touched)

frost with your favorite chocolate frosting!

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