Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes
Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Betty Crocker

Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Easter surprises have never been so sweet! Bake up these festive Easter cupcakes, fill with colorful sprinkles, and top with a yellow Peeps marshmallow chick to surprise someone special.

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If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.


  • box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
  • Water, as called for on box mix
  • Oil, as called for on box mix
  • Eggs, as called for on box mix
  • 1  Cup  assorted mini candy-coated chocolate candies, jimmies or confetti candy sprinkles
  • container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)
  • Green food color
  • Green colored decorating sugar
  • 24  yellow Peeps brand marshmallow chicks


Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Line two cupcake pans with paper baking cups.

Make the cake batter as directed on the box. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups (each cup should be about two-thirds full). Bake as directed on the box. Cool the cupcakes in their pans for 10 minutes then remove them from the pans and place them on a cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Using melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, about 1 inch deep. Fill each cupcake with 1 heaping teaspoonful of candies.

Spoon the frosting into a medium bowl; stir in enough food color until the desired green color is reached. Frost the cupcakes with the green frosting; sprinkle with colored sugar. Top each cupcake with a yellow PEEPS® chick. Store loosely covered.

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Cupcake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cupcake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Cupcake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cakes; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and fruit tarts or pies; sweet chenin blanc or muscat, Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, or sec or demi-sec vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with frosted white or yellow cakes; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines,