How To: Make Cupcakes With a Candy Surprise Inside

Make Cupcakes With a Candy Surprise Inside


  • 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup margarine or butter, more for greasing muffin tin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 & 1/4 cups milk
  • chocolate eggs, enough for your muffin tin


  • Oven
  • Muffin tin
  • Paper or foil liners
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer


Step 1 Preheat oven.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2 Grease muffin tin.

Grease muffin tin with margarine or butter, or line your muffin tin with paper or foil liners. 

Step 3 Sift dry ingredients.

Sift together 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.

Step 4  Cream ingredients in another bowl.

In another bowl, cream together 2/3 cup margarine or butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 3/4 cup white sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step 5 Beat in eggs, and add vanilla.

Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, and then stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Step 6 Add milk to flour mixture.

Mix in flour mixture alternately with 1 1/4 cups milk, mixing until just incorporated.

Step 7 Fill muffin cups and add surprise.

Fill each muffin cup 1/3 full with batter. Place a chocolate egg in the center. Fill in the batter on top until each muffin cup is 2/3 full.

Step 8 Bake.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown, or cupcakes spring back when tapped in the middle.

Step 9 Eat!

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