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Cookies n Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
30 cupcakes

Let HERSHEY'S KISSES Cookies 'n' Creme Candies take your chocolate cupcakes to the next level. Cookies 'n' Creme filling, coupled with white frosting and a candy topping, help these cupcakes ring the bell.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 cups
  • 2/3 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsps
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 container
    white frosting (16-oz.) (ready-to-spread or homemade)
  • About 30
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Cookies 'n Creme Candies
  • Cookies 'n Creme Filling
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (8-oz.), softened
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 36
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Cookies 'n Creme Candies

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Muffin Cups Muffin Cups
Muffin Cup Tin 2-1/2-Inch Muffin Cup Tin
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave

Prepare Cookies 'n Creme Filling; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full (about 2 level measuring tablespoons) with batter. Spoon 1 level tablespoon filling into center of each cupcake.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.


Remove wrappers from cookies 'n crème candies. Frost cupcakes and top with candy piece. Refrigerate leftover cupcakes.

Cookies 'n Creme Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and salt in medium bowl until smooth and creamy; set aside. Remove wrappers from candies; place in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until candies are melted when stirred. Gradually stir melted candies into cream cheese mixture.

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