Monday, May 19, 2014

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

The surprise is the cream cheese & chocolate chip 
filled center. Part chocolate cupcake, part
cheesecake with chocolate chips.
Two bites of heaven in one.
Fair warning! These are sooo good you'll eat
too many. OK, maybe that's just me.
These can also be frozen. 
These are cake-mix easy. 
 Mix the cake mix following the box directions.
Set aside. Mix the filling in a medium bowl.
 Fill the lined cupcake pan with 2/3 cake batter
and drop a heaping teaspoonful of filling in
the center. Bake @350º for 22 minutes.
 Remove from pan and let cool.
 Mix up the chocolate frosting.
Sample the goods! Have two!
I like to eat one while it's still a bit warm.
I refrigerate any left over that day and
bring them to room temperature before
eating. Larry on the other hand likes them
 cold. Crazy, right?
Here's a good tip if you want to bring one 
to a friend. Use a plastic cup inverted 
onto it's lid. 

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
1 box dark chocolate cake mix
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sugar
1 egg
pinch salt
1 C chocolate chips

Prepare cake mix according to directions on the
 box. Set aside. Line cupcake pan with cupcake
 papers. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese 
with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg 
and pinch of salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.  
Fill each cupcake 2/3 full with batter. 
Drop one heaping teaspoon of cream cheese
 mixture into the center of each cupcake. Bake at
 350º for 20-25 minutes, 22 works for me.
Remove and let cool then frost. 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/3 C cocoa
2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
4 T milk
Combine and beat until smooth.



  1. Hmmmm, these look and sound delish! I have no idea why I didn't know about your blog but at least I found it today. :) I'm a new follower and I'm already drooling...


  2. They look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  3. The cupcakes look delish. I am always looking for a way to take dessert to my sister and niece, I had not thought of a cup. Great idea.


  4. I am going to make these, but also try the recipe with some Red Velvet as that is the husbands favorite, will post again to let everyone know how that goes!