Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Yummy Cupcakes

My grandma used to make these really yummy chocolate cupcakes with a cheesecake type filling. I thought about these one day and decided I wanted to give them try myself. I did a search on all recipes to see what I could come up with. This seemed pretty close to what I could remember my Grandma making except she didn't put chocolate chips in the filling. But what isn't better with a little more chocolate.

Self Filled Cupcakes

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or to the temperature recommended on the cake mix package.

Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions, but do not bake. In separate bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended, then stir in chocolate chips.

Line cupcake tins with cupcake papers. Fill 2/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture to the center, and top with more cake batter.

Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool and frost with chocolate or cream cheese frosting. (After taste testing one, I decided that they would be just too sweet if I frosted them. So I didn't)

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