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Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

 Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes
Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through in every yummy bite. You'll be asked to make them again and again.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the sugar,
  • egg and salt until smooth. Fold in chocolate and peanut butter
  • chips; set aside.
  • For cupcakes, in a large bowl, beat the sugar, water, oil, vinegar
  • and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the flour,

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture and
  • mix well.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Top each with
  • about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350°
  • for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks
  • to cool completely. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: The filling will partially cover the top of the cupcakes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 274 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.