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Filled Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cupcakes

Filled with cream cheese, these rich, moist dark chocolate cupcakes are a perfect dessert for any occasion your family is celebrating.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 2/3 cup
  • 2 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 2 cups

    water

  • 2/3 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 2 Tbsps

    white vinegar

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 36

    HERSHEY'S Miniatures Chocolate Bars (optional)

  • Filling

  • 1 packages

    cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup

    sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/8 tsp

    salt

  • 1 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
bowls
Bowls
mixer
mixer
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire rack
wire rack
1

Prepare Filling; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 36 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2

Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Spoon 1 level tablespoon Filling into center of each cupcake.

3

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool 15 to 20 minutes. Place unwrapped miniature bar on top of each cupcake, if desired. Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate leftovers.

Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in small bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips.

Goblin's Delight Filling: Add 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, 4 drops yellow food color and 3 drops red food color to Filling before stirring in chips.

Valentine Filling: Stir 4 to 5 drops red food color into Filling.

Peanut Butter Chip Filling: Omit chocolate; stir in 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips.

Additional questions?