This past weekend I was given the task of contributing dessert for my Hubby’s Sunday Dinner. My Mama- In- Law has welcomed us over every weekend since I’ve known the family, and I have come to love this weekly tradition. One thing you need to know about these dinners is that Mama Mary does a full spread- usually 3 or 4 courses- so I wanted to make sure my efforts did her dinner justice.
It goes without saying I’m a Pinterst addict, so I had plenty of recipes to choose from, but had a specific one in mind. I found it on The Capitol Baker, and had been wanting an excuse to try it (not that I needed an excuse to make them, more like I needed an excuse to eat them!). I was glad to finally have a reason to give it a try and was more than happy with the result (added bonus: these were really easy to make).
So without further ado…
Yummy Mummy Recipe: Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes
(as seen on The Capitol Baker).
For the Filling:
8 oz. (1 cup) reduced fat cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/8 tsp salt 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Cupcake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups water
2/3 cups vegetable oil
2 Tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Icing:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 oz (1/2 cup) cream cheese
2 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.
First prepare the filling- beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 level Tbsp of the filling into the center of each cupcake.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pans. Remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
For the icing, mix al ingredients together until smooth (this will be a thick icing). Pipe the icing on & decorate to your heart’s content!
The naked cupcakieeees all ready to be decorated!
The finished product. I was quite proud of myself!
(why else would I take so many photos of cupcakes?!)