You are here: Home » Recipes » Surprise-Inside Cupcakes Surprise-Inside Cupcakes Recipe by mhardman Yield 2 dozen PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups sugar2 cups water2/3 cup canola oil2 tablespoons white vinegar2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup baking cocoa2 teaspoons baking soda1 package cream cheese1/3 cup sugar1 small egg1 dash salt1 can chocalate frosting Instructions 1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. In another large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda: gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. fill paper-lined muffin cups, two-thirds full. 2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Drop a teaspoonful of filling into each cupcake. 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Pipe frosting on cupcakes if desired.