Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

These were so much fun to make. I found them on the Kraft Foods website and new instantly I had to try them out. I made them as a special treat for my kids and hubby for Valentine's Day. Their faces were priceless when they found the hidden surprise inside. It's the little things that can make or break a day, and for my kids that little surprise was all it took to have them raving. Surprisingly my sweets only occasionally husband gobbled his up to.

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 egg
2 Tbsp. sugar
48 Mini OREO Bite Size Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

HEAT oven to 350°F.

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; set aside. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until blended.

SPOON 1/2 of cake batter evenly into 24 paper- or foil-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.

BAKE 19 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

FROST with COOL WHIP. Top with remaining cookies.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

I just love that hidden surprise in the middle!!


MARIE said...

Those seriously look awesome. Can't wait to try them. Thanks.

Gianina said...

How much did this make???

Sadie said...

Hi Gianina, The recipe makes 24 cupcakes, but if that is too much, you can always bake 12 and use the rest of the batter for a mini cake... the possibilities are endless. ;)