Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Bonnie Meche

By
@cynical21

This is the favorite of a much-loved grandson, so it always gets pride of place on the Christmas buffet table.


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Serves:
24
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
cream cheese - regular or light - softened
1/3 c
sugar
1
egg
1/8 tsp
salt
1 c
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

FOR THE CUPCAKE

3 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
2/3 c
cocoa
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 c
water
2/3 c
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
2 tsp
vanilla
24
hershey's kisses - unwrapped

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper liners.

2Prepare filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips, and set aside

3For cupcakes, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in large owl. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, and beat for 3 minutes, til smooth.

4Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Then spoon one level Tbsp. of filling into center of each cupcake.

5Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Just before removing from oven, set one candy kiss in center of each cupcake and bake a bit longer, to allow candy to soften.

6Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in pans. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American