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Surprise Cupcakes

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Serves 36 | Prep Time | Cook Time


1 cup shortening
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3-1/2 c all-purpose flour
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 c milk
3/4 cup strawberry jelly

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. 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.

Fill 36 paper-lined muffin cups half full.

Spoon 1 tsp jelly in the center of each.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Frost cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles if desired.

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