Our daughter, Jenny, recently made these beautiful filled cupcakes for a special friend, Sarah, for her birthday. They would be a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, Birthday Celebration or for “just because”.
We were in a hurry this time, so just mixed up a Devil’s Food Cake Mix as directed. The real recipe is delicious though and very easy to make.
Place paper liners in cupcake pan and fill 2/3 full. We use an ice cream scoop to make it easy to fill the little cups.
Beat the cream cheese, egg and sugar together, then fold in chocolate chips. This easy filling takes these cupcakes from ho hum to YUM YUM!!!
A small cookie scoop (available at Adrians, of course) works GREAT to place the yummy filling into the cupcake batter.
Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes at 350…then let cool before frosting.
Frost cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting, then decorate with purchased cupcake frosting, sprinkles or use your imagination! These can be decorated for birthdays, any holiday or just as a special treat for your family!
You can make these as fancy as you want! You will make someone’s day when you bring them a plate of these!
Thank you Jenny for creating these beautiful cupcakes!
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
2/3 c. oil
2 c. water
2 T. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
6 oz. chocolate chips
Frosting: Use purchased chocolate fudge frosting and then decorate with sprinkles and decorations.
Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and soda. Add oil, water, vinegar and vanilla and beat well. Fill lined cupcake holders 2/3 full. Blend cream cheese with egg, sugar and salt. Beat well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop one heaping teaspoon of filling into the center of each cupcake. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350. Frost with chocolate frosting and decorate as desired with frosting and sprinkles.
This recipe comes from my very first “real” boss, Jocelyn Phillips, at my first full-time job at a stock brokerage company in downtown Denver over 30 years ago. She was a very professional woman and taught me to come to work, ready to work, and give 110% each and every day! (Plus she make these killer cupcakes!) ~Vicki Adrian