Berry Surprise Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

To celebrate my mother-in-law's BIRTHDAY, we made these tasty cupcakes. My 2-year-old really wanted purple CUPCAKES, so this is what I came up with! I have to say that they were super YUMMY. Great Valentine's Day treat? YES!

Berry Surprise Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 white cake mix, batter mixed according to directions
1 small box instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 container Yoplait blackberry yogurt
1 bag Raspberry Hershey's Hugs

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened

6 to 10 blackberries, fresh or frozen, mashed
2 cups powdered sugar

Into to the already prepared cake batter, mix in the dry pudding mix and yogurt until combined. (Batter is slightly thick!) In a muffin pan lined with paper liners, drop a cookie scooper full of batter in the bottom of each liner. Unwrap and place a Hershey Hug in the center of each. Top with another scoop of batter and then bake according to directions. Let cool completely.

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the mashed berries and beat until combine. Gradually add the powdered sugar and blend until combined. I added a touch of purple food coloring to get just the right color of purple, but it's really pretty without!

Makes about 24 cupcakes

TIP: Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes for a more "cute" look. Top with sprinkles or even some white chocolate chips. If frosting is not stiff enough to pipe, mix in more powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. If frosting is too stiff, add a touch of milk to loosen it up.

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