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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

 Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have made them many times for my family and for church functions. They're irresistable. —Vivian Morris, Cleburne, Texas
20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup
  • sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt until
  • combined. Fold in chocolate chips; set aside.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and remaining sugar
  • and salt. In another bowl, whisk the water, oil and vinegar; stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Drop filling by
  • heaping tablespoonfuls into the center of each. Bake at 350° for
  • 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar,
  • cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla; beat until blended. Frost cupcakes;
  • sprinkle with pecans. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 cupcakes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 358 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.