Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cream cheese filled cupcakes

These cupcakes are to die for! They are made from a box mix, so I feel like I'm cheating a bit when i make them, but they are so good. I dare you to just eat one. I've eaten, like, four and that included the one i was forced to eat by cutting it in half for the above're welcome.

My mom used to make these a lot when I was a wee one and so they are also a bit nostalgic for me. OK, here's how we do this.

1) Prepare a box of chocolate cake as instructed on the box. I used Betty Crocker Fudgy Chocolate. If you want it super rich, go for Devils food.
2) Fill your lined cupcake tins 1/4 full (usually makes 30ish)
3) Now make the filling

Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8 oz Package of cream cheese
1 egg
2 C. chocolate chips (use semi-sweet, they are superior)
1/4 C sugar

Blend the above ingredients well

4) Drop 1-2 T of filling in each cupcake tin
5) Fill tins to about 3/4 full with the rest of your batter
6) Bake as instructed on your box

7) NOW, you can dust these babies with powdered sugar and consume right away. they are great warm, room temp or chilled...anyway really. I frosted them with a vanilla butter cream and i have used cream cheese frosting in the past. I prefer the butter cream or just powdered sugar.

Simple Butter cream:

1/2 C. butter
3-4 C powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
pinch of salt

Beat the living daylights out of your butter (high for 5 min), add powdered sugar, vanilla and salt and beat more. It should be very fluffy.

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