cupcakes - Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes
- for the filling:
- 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- for the cupcake:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups water
- 2/3 cups vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Adapted from thecapitolbaker.com
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
Prepare the filling- beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 level Tbsp of the filling into the center of each cupcake.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pans. Remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.