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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
2
Prepare filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips, and set aside
3
For 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.
4
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Then spoon one level Tbsp. of filling into center of each cupcake.
5
Bake 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.
6
Remove 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