cupcakes - Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes

Photo by Tina T.
Adapted from thecapitolbaker.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from thecapitolbaker.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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