Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on May 15, 2014 
Filed Under Cakes

You know how actions speak louder than words? These very cupcakes pictured here are a case in point of that. I made these one morning and what do you know, some utility guys came to replace the telephone pole out in our front lawn that afternoon. After they were here for awhile, I put a bunch of cupcakes on a glass platter, locked the dog in the garage, and took the cupcakes and a little table out, offered them as I was setting them on the table, and said I’ll just leave them out here, eat as many as you want.

There were 3 guys on the crew.
They ate almost all of them.
Or maybe they took some for the road.
Anyway, that has got to be one of my favorite things. Making a lot of something and seeing it get inhaled.

cream cheese cupcakes

They also did rave about them when they brought the platter and table to the door before they left. So, there were words, too. But the actions spoke louder.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cupcakes …from the Derstine cookbook

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups water
1 cup oil
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix together until smooth. Here’s a tip for if you’re in a hurry… use a cake mix instead of mixing the cupcake batter from scratch. Fill cupcake papers 1/2 full. I made a note that says I used my biggest scoop for the cake part (which would be the Pampered Chef large scoop) and a heaping regular spoon for the filling. Put 1 rounded teaspoonful of filling on top of each one. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes. The recipe says 20-25 min, but 22 min was perfect for my oven. Makes 34 cupcakes.

FILLING:
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 egg
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

cream cheese cupcakes1

You don’t need to drop the filling in all neat and stuff. Let them have some character. Imperfect perfection.

cream cheese cupcakes2

cream cheese cupcakes3
They come out of the oven all puffed up like this. ^^^

And then as they cool, they kind of go down a bit in the middle.
cream cheese chocolate cupcakes

And last, but not least, I have a little note by my recipe that says “165 calories each if makes 34.” I’m pretty sure I must’ve figured that out for a friend. Because why would I be eating cupcakes if I was on a diet?!

Comments

6 Responses to “Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. Shannon on May 15th, 2014 10:12 pm

    You know, for being a “non chocolate” person, I will eat one of these, if I must. :) I haven’t ever made them as cupcakes tho, I always pour a choc cake batter into a cookie sheet and the swirl the cream cheese thru it. They are much daintier this way. :)

  2. Kay on May 15th, 2014 10:16 pm

    Wow, good for you, Shannon, eating a CHOCOLATE something! :) I like your cookie sheet tip for a time saver. Going to try that sometime!

  3. Freida on May 15th, 2014 11:35 pm

    Oh la la. I love love love these cupcakes. They were my all-time favorite growing up and they still are. I don’t make them often because they are not safe in this house. Or maybe I should say I am not safe with them in the house. 😮

  4. Kay on May 16th, 2014 1:02 pm

    Yeah, Freida, me too… not safe with them in the house! That cream cheese chocolate chip center just continuously calls to me!

  5. Mom on May 25th, 2014 4:35 pm

    These speak “Pennsylvania” all the way through the filling! Don’t PA cooks always have some kind of stuffing/swirl to their dishes? Anyway, it takes me back to our church’s first meals together with the PA influence. And good for you to serve to working men! They always perform better when you feed them – I periodically give to our mailman, and sometimes he brings the mail right to our door!

  6. Kay on May 26th, 2014 11:38 am

    Mom, whatever language these cupcakes speak, I am quite fluent in! :)

Leave a Reply