To me nothing says “LOVE” like chocolate. This is a rich chocolate cup cake with a surprise cream cheese and chocolate chip center. Normally I like them without icing, but if you wanted to make them for an extra special occasion you can ice them.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2/3 cup oil
- 2 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix together until fluffy:
- 1 large( 8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Add to above 1 cup chocolate chips.
Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full of the chocolate batter – I use my 3 Tablespoon scoop. Drop one heaping teaspoon of cream cheese-chocolate chip mixture into each cup cake.
Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost when cool, if desired.
Chocolate Buttercream (optional):
- 1 cup unsalted soft butter
- 4 teaspoons milk
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm .
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
In medium size bowl, beat together the butter until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the milk carefully and beat until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and beat well. Add the vanilla extract and beat for 3 minutes. Gradually add the sugar and beat until creamy and of desired consistency.
Printable version of recipe – chocolate surprise cupcakes
I hope you enjoy this yummy treat.
PS. Thank you Gavin and Berkley for being happy taste testers. ♥