Surprise Graduation Cupcakes

Get your chocolate fix with four kinds of chocolate tucked into fun cupcakes.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
24
milk chocolate candy drops or pieces, unwrapped
3
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
oz. white baking bars, melted (from 6-oz package)
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2
cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full). Press 1 milk chocolate drop in center of each muffin cup.
  • 2 Bake and cool as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, melted baking bar and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Gradually beat in milk until smooth and creamy. Frost cupcakes; pipe year with melted dark chocolate onto each cupcake. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Then bake the rest of the batter in the cooled muffin pan, adding 1 or 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.