Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

4.5
(25)

The Mexican vanilla and apple cider vinegar give an extra layer of flavoring to these cupcakes. They are actually really good without the filling, making cream cheese frosting as the topping.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.

  2. Mix flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract; mix well. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  3. Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a separate bowl with an electric hand mixer until the sugar is fully incorporated into the cream cheese. Fold chocolate chips into the cheese mixture. Drop by tablespoonfuls into center of each cupcake; sprinkle with walnuts.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
18g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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