The dust is settling at the LLoyd home. All is quiet, too quiet, after having grandkids for two weeks. It took us awhile to adjust to all of the activity after they arrived and now we are lonesome! We did both sleep in this morning, however!!
Today I am sharing a favorite treat of our grandkids: Surprise Cupcakes. My friend Joanne Soma shared this recipe with me several years ago. We have been enjoying these cupcakes from time to time ever since!!
1 pkg choc cake mix (I like the German chocolate flavor), mix according to directions on box.
Make as for cupcakes, filling cupcake papers 1/2 full.
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix together, drop 1 rounded tsp on top of each cupcake batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes; cool then frost with the following frosting:
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
6 Tbsp butter
6 Tbsp milk
Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan, heat over medium heat until butter melts then let boil 1 minute. Take off heat and add 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 tsp vanilla; stir until chips melt and thicken, then frost cupcakes and enjoy.
Makes 24-26 cupcakes. These freeze great, if you can get them to the freezer before they are all eaten! Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.