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Surprise Cupcakes from the Jones Family Farm

The next generation of "cupcake kids" -- Corky with grandson Brekkan on a tractor at the Jones Family Farm in Brownsville, Neb. Peggy Jones hide caption

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The next generation of "cupcake kids" -- Corky with grandson Brekkan on a tractor at the Jones Family Farm in Brownsville, Neb.

Peggy Jones

This recipe comes from Peggy Jones, who lives with her husband Corky on a family farm in Brownsville, Neb.

"My kids loved these for their lunch sack because there was no frosting to stick all over everything, the frosting is inside! My kids went to a small country school and all the kids there loved them so there was always lots of lunch trading going on until I discovered this, and decided that I would send everyone a cupcake."

"This, of course, spoiled my kids' trading adventures, but made me very popular with all the kids." — Peggy Jones

Surprise Cupcakes

 

Filling

Mix together well the following:

 

1 8-oz cream cheese softened

1 egg

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup Butterscotch Chip or Carmel

1/4 cup Black Walnut flavoring

 

Cake

Mix together well the following:

 

3 cup flour

2 cup sugar

2 cup water

2/3 cup salad oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 teaspoons soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup Cocoa

2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Fill each cupcake tin with cake batter 3/4 full.

(Leave enough room to add filling in the middle)

 

Drop filling by the teaspoon full into the middle of the cake batter.

 

Bake until cupcakes looks done, around 20 minutes

350 degree oven.

 

Remove when cool.

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