Chocolate Cheese Cups

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 24,Yield: 24Cupcakes
  • About This Recipe

    “A rich chocolate cupcake topped with cream cheese and chocolate chips.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (8ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1egg
  • 1/3 cupwhite sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoonsalt
  • 1cupminiature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 1/4 cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1cupwater
  • 1/3 cupvegetable oil
  • 1tablespooncider vinegar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Line muffin tins with paper cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Make a well in the center and add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Stir together until well blended.
  • Fill muffin tins 1/3 full with the batter and top with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “Uhhhhh, Miss Claire, these dreamy cupcakes can stand up to anything else on the market!!!Absolutely fabulous.I did not change the recipe at all, however, I didn’t have the mini chips.I went to YOUR old HEB, but they didn’t have them, so I used regular size chips.At the bottom of the bowl, I added about 1/4 cup more chips.Really and truly a wonderful dessert.Thanks.”

  • “Claire, these are delicious!I admit, I had some question about using apple cider vinegar in a chocolate cupcake recipe, but it does work!I made them exactly like the recipe called for and they were absolutely delicious, rich and flavorful!Thanks for sharing this one, Claire!”

  • “I just loved these! The cream cheese topping is delightful. I was generous in my dolloping so had to make another half batch of the cream cheese mix to finish them all. I don’t usually eat chocolate things but these are really great and I’ll be making them again.”

  • “Talk about moist and delicious.The cream cheese cooked into the top is so unique.These were well liked at the neighborhood get together.I will definitely make these a lot.Thanks for the recipe!!”

  • “I made these as a thank-you gift for my grandparents.Of course, one cannot send out edible gifts without quality control- my husband and I both sampled.My husband went back for seconds, which is quite rare for him, especially just after a nice little dinner.He told me twice that these were really good, then asked whose recipe it was:he sends his thanks for such delightful goodies.Really excellent, rich chocolate flavour, and the cream cheese topping is a wonderful counterpoint.Bravo.”

  • “Using the vinegar is like making Wacky cake, which I love, so I knew I would love these chocolate cup cakes.They were delicious!I used 1 c. Dove chocolate pieces in place of the chocolate chips and each bite was wonderful to me!These will be made again and enjoyed!”

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