Chocolate Cupcakes, the self filling kind!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

These delicious mini cakes scream party! They are very easy to make, using common pantry ingredients plus they bake up moist and not needing anything additional, but hey when you are having a party, sometimes more is better! 

This platter of mini cakes is perfect to share with friends at any gathering or send along as a thank you for those that have given you help oh say moving or building a driveway because they are that good! And for those camping trips, they don't need fancy serving ware, just grab, and enjoy...

Easy Cream Cheese Center in a Chocolate Cup Cake.
Self-filling Chocolate Cupcakes. 

Chocolate Cupcakes
adapted from:  The Frugal Foodie Cookbook

Chocolate Cake Batter
3 c flour
2 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder (press through a sieve)
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 c cold water
2/3 c oil
2 T vinegar
2 t vanilla
Chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese chocolate chip filling.

Combine all dry ingredients, in a large bowl. Add all wet ingredients, mix whip a whisk, until smooth.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Filling
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
1 c chocolate chips

Cut cheese into 1-inch cubes, combine with sugar and egg, until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Assemble the cupcakes:

Divide batter into 24 prepared muffin cups. Top with the filling, evenly.

I can be a drippy dipper with batter, don't let the messy look deter you from these goodies!

Bake 25 minutes or until done in your oven.

Makes 24 cakes

Serve with vanilla ice cream! Or for an extra-special dessert, top with your favorite chocolate buttercream frosting or glaze. 

PS, these make great birthday party cupcakes for just about anyone. 


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  1. Oh my, chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese filling and choc chips! A tall glass of cold milk please! Looks wonderful, Melynda!
    Have a great week!

  2. oh friend- they look delicious- to die for!


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