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chocolate cheesecake cupcakes

a recipe by
Bonnie Meche
Lafayette, LA

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

serves 24
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cheesecake cupcakes

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese - regular or light - softened
  • 1/3 c
  • 1
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
    mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
  • 24
    hershey's kisses - unwrapped

How To Make chocolate cheesecake cupcakes

  • 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.

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