Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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I’ve carried this recipe around with me for years.  My mom used to make these for us when we were little.  They are so moist, they don’t need any icing but if you’re in the mood for a really sweet treat, cream cheese icing would be perfect on these!  And, not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make!

 

INGREDIENTS:

I box of chocolate cake mix (any brand will do, but I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix)

( the cake mix I used called for 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 1/4 cups of water)

8 oz. package of cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of chocolate chips

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line your cupcake pan with liners.

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box and fill 21 to 24 cupcakes 3/4 of the way full  (I only managed to fill 21 cupcake cups).

Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and salt until well mixed and a bit fluffy (about a minute or two).

Add in the egg and mix until completely combined.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop the cream cheese mixture, by teaspoonfuls, into the chocolate cupcakes.

Place the cupcakes into the oven and turn the temperature down to 325 degrees F.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Let cool in the pan about five minutes then place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Dig in!

 

Happy Baking!

 

 

 

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