Westworld Surprise Cupcakes

Tomorrow night, HBO’s Westworld returns for a second season. So over the past week, I’ve been re-working my way through the first season in an attempt to refresh my memory — and make better sense of season one!

I loved the first season of Westworld when I originally watched it, but it’s definitely a story you need to take in more than once! (And to be honest, those are usually the best ones.)

To prep for the new season, I decided to whip up a new geek eats idea — Westworld surprise cupcakes! What’s at the center of each cupcakes’s maze? I won’t make you wait a whole season to find out… it’s a delicious surprise of cream cheese and chocolate!

P.S. for all of you “newcomers” — these maze cupcakes WERE meant you. 🙂


Westworld Surprise Cupcakes

What you need:

  • 1 chocolate cake mix w/o pudding (and ingredients for that recipe)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
  • Powdered sugar

Prepare your cake mix as directed and set aside.

Next, prepare the surprise filling. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, chocolate chips, and nuts.

After placing cupcake papers in your cupcake pan, fill half of each cup with chocolate batter. Then drop a teaspoon of surprise filling on top. Do not cover with batter!

Bake as directed on the cake mix box. After baking, cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Then, adorn each cupcake with one of these mysterious maze toppers for decoration! (DOWNLOAD the maze PNG file to print or cut your own)

Are you still pondering the end of season one like I am? Check out this article from Bustle.com explaining the meaning of the maze and why it wasn’t meant for the Man in Black. I found it very helpful!


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