I love desserts that double as entertainment, like these surprise-inside cupcakes. They’re sure to delight the little leprechauns in your life, and best of all, they’re easy for busy moms and dads to make. One batch makes 24 servings, making this recipe a no-brainer for classroom parties and other school functions, too!
Besides how easy they are to make, my favorite thing about the “surprise inside” is how the Lucky Charms marshmallows become soft inside the cupcakes. If you serve the cupcakes right after filling them the marshmallows will be crunchy, but fill them ahead of time and the marshmallows become soft and pillow-y. It makes them completely crave-worthy…you may have trouble stopping at just one!
First, gather all the ingredients to make the cupcakes: Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix, water, eggs and oil. Follow the instructions for the batter as directed on box, using the instructions for cupcakes as your guide.
While you wait for the cupcakes to bake and cool, begin separating the marshmallows from a box of Lucky Charms cereal, a great task for little hands to help with. The most difficult part of this process is restraining yourself from eating all the charms you find!
After the cupcakes have cooled for about 30 minutes, cut a divot out of the center of each cupcake, about 1-inch deep, reserving cut-out cake pieces for later use.