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TURTLES Hidden Gem Cupcakes

There’s cupcakes, and then there’s surprise cupcakes! With whole TURTLES baked into fluffy cake, these delicious treats are sure to surprise and delight.
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Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Skill level: Intermediate

What you need

12 (whole) TURTLES
1/2 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup Confectionary sugar
1 cup Plain flour
2 tsp Baking powder
2 (medium) Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups Chocolate frosting

How to prepare


Preheat your oven to 350 F and fill a muffin tin with paper liners. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl. Beat eggs and vanilla and add. Mix until incorporated.  

Pour a small amount of batter into the bottom of each muffin liner. Add a TURTLE to each tin and cover with batter mixture. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until risen, golden and delicious. Let cool on a wire rack and pipe a generous amount of chocolate icing onto each cupcake. Enjoy!


No peeking!

Resist the urge to open the oven while your cupcakes are baking. If you’re looking, they’re not cooking.

Don’t overmix it.

The longer you mix your batter, the denser your cupcakes will become. For a light, fluffy texture, mix until your ingredients have just combined.