Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

  • Yield: 2 dozen


2cups sugar
2cups water
2/3cup canola oil
2tablespoons white vinegar
2teaspoons vanilla extract
3cups all-purpose flour
1/2cup baking cocoa
2teaspoons baking soda
1package cream cheese
1/3cup sugar
1small egg
1dash salt
1can chocalate frosting


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.