This is a recipe that has followed me since high school. It is very easy to make, delicious, and is on the healthier side as it has no frosting. It is a regular favorite in this household, and I hope you will give it a try!
|Add some Mickey with chocolate chips|
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then, line muffin tins with cupcake liners (or grease each part of the tin).
In a medium sized bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup of sugar, and salt together until fluffy (like a light frosting). Then, mix in chocolate chips and set aside.
It is now time to stir all of the dry ingredients for the cupcakes together! Choose a large bowl, and mix the flour, 1 cup of sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. After everything has been thoroughly mixed, make a dip in the center and pour in the wet ingredients (1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, cider vinegar, and vanilla). Mix everything together until all is well blended.
With everything completed, now take the cupcake mixture and fill each of the lined tins at least 1/3 of the way full, and then place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture on top. Place in the oven, and bake for approximately 20 minutes (you will know they are done if, after a toothpick is inserted and removed, there are no crumbs on the toothpick. If there are, continue baking for a few more minutes.).