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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Quick recipe to share with you today. I saw this recipe in my Allrecipes magazine and knew I had to make them. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips and cream cheese - how could I not. 
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes


What a great combination of flavors. The filling is wonderful - cream cheese with chocolate chips just adds a delectable taste to these cupcakes. 
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
They went together quickly and I love the look of these cupcakes. You could color the cream cheese mixture to change it for a holiday. Some put the cream cheese in the middle with more chocolate batter on top. I put my cream cheese on top. I did make a few of my cupcakes with chocolate batter on top and although they were good, I liked the look of the ones with cream cheese on top.

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes in muffin pan
They look and taste great just the way they are - no frosting needed. I am so glad I tried these. Hope you like them too.
Chocolate Surprise Cupcake
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Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
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Ingredients:
For Batter:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil or ( unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For Filling:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda. Stir in oil, water, vinegar and vanilla until blended. Pour mixture into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  3. To make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop a heaping teaspoonful of the cream cheese mixture into each cupcake. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool.
    * Makes 24 cupcakes.


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