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Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars
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"Rich chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese and chocolate chip center. Also known as Black Bottom Cupcakes."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda. Stir in oil, water, vinegar and vanilla until blended. Pour mixture into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  3. To make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop a heaping teaspoonful of the cream cheese mixture into each cupcake. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 265 calories; 12 38.5 3.2 18 259 Full nutrition

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I have made many recipes from AllRecipes, many of them good or great, but this is the first spectacular enough to rate. I will never make cupcakes the "old" way again. The filling is out-of-th...

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Mine did not really come out moist but that's due to my oven. I did hesitate on the 25 min baking time but since I'm not one to make cupcakes, decided to follow the recipes baking time (big mis...

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I have made many recipes from AllRecipes, many of them good or great, but this is the first spectacular enough to rate. I will never make cupcakes the "old" way again. The filling is out-of-th...

Quite a good recipe! The end result is a much more tasty, moist, delicious version of an already good chocolate cupcake. Like others suggested, I hid the filling in the middle by filling the l...

I followed the recipe almost to a "T" - I did add more sugar to the batter as a few reviewers had suggested. Not much more, I just kind of winged it. These did come out very tasty; I like that f...

These cupcakes are awesome. I changed them up a bit by replacing the water with brewed coffee and adding a bit of Baileys mint chocolate to the cream cheese mixture.

Delicious! Make sure you let them sit overnight. Fresh out of the oven doesn't taste too great.

These cupcakes were awesome. I didn't think they needed anything to make them sweeter. The ONLY thing I would do different would be to fill the cupcakes only 1/3 of the way, then put the dollo...

Awesome! I have made these many times---always come out great and I have gotten many complements! Made them for my daughter's 1st Birthday party. I recently made a double layer cake using thi...

Fabulous! I'm 6 months pregnant and these were SOOO yummy!!! The chocolate chips are still soft the next day too, I was afraid they would cool off and become hard again. I cooked mine a little l...

I made these exactly how the instructions say, no deviations what-so-ever and the dozen cupcakes I made for my office were gone within 30 minutes. They were a huge hit and everyone wanted the re...