Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
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  1. 1 cup shortening
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 5 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  9. 3/4 cup strawberry or grape jelly
  10. Frosting of your choice
  11. Colored sprinkles, optional
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill 36 paper-lined muffin cups half full. Drop jelly by teaspoonfuls into the center of each.
  3. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes; decorate with sprinkles if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
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