Is There A Simple, Premade Before-You-Bake Filling?

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banananutmuffin Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 4:14pm
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Hi folks! I want to make chocolate cupcakes for Hubby's coworkers... was planning to top with a poured ganache and then decorate with candy conversation hearts. Basically, I want to keep it simple! (I have a toddler and newborn right now.) Is there a simple, premade before-you-bake filling I could use to jazz up these cupcakes? I've heard of people dropping a ball of chilled ganache into the center of the batter before baking to get a chocolatey ooey center. What about a piece of a candy bar, like a snickers or something? Anyone ever tried that? Any other suggestions?


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SnLSweetEscapes Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:57pm
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I know what you mean about time. I have a 3.5 year old and 22 month old at home.

Why don't you try just adding a fresh raspberry into the batter? If you use a candy bar I would use a mini Peanut Butter Cup. Good Luck!

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LisaMarie86 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 10:10pm
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I dont know how it would bake up but I bet it would be good to do a candy bar. Ive done chocolate chip cookie dough before it was pretty good and stayed more dough like than cookie like.

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 6:08pm
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Here are two blogs that have recipes for cupcakes with stuff baked into them.

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 1:48am
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You can use the cubed caramels that come prewrapped in the candy aisle. After baking they are nice, soft and gooey icon_smile.gif

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VaBelle Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 2:04am
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Nestle Dulce de Leche. Just drop in a dollop before baking. Since it's not hard, it should stay nice and soft after cooling.

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simplysouthern Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 2:09am
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Try a peppermint patty, it's delicious when baked into the cupcake!!

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AmyBee89 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 10:37pm
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I made a pb filling once with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter-- form it into a ball, freeze it a bit ,and drop it in. They tasted GREAT but made the wrappers super greasy. I've seen similar things done with frozen cookie dough and keep meaning to try it.

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