My husband’s birthday was a simple affair this year. After a long day/week in the office he decided that a visit from his close family, some take-away food and a comfy spot on the couch were all that he wanted in the way of a birthday celebration. I, on the other hand, think that no birthday celebration is complete without something sweet, hence jumping online to find this recipe (after discovering 2 bags of chocolate chips in my cupboard… mmm).
CHOCOLATE-FILLED CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Prep Time: 30 Min, Cook Time: 18-25 Min (depending on cupcake size)
375 g all-purpose flour
400 g white sugar
65 g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
160 ml vegetable oil
475 ml water
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
200 g cream cheese (1 packet), softened
100 g white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
100 g white chocolate chips
50 g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Line muffin cups with paper liners*.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, 400 g sugar, cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda. Stir in oil, water, vinegar and vanilla until blended. Pour mixture into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
- To make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 100 g sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop 2 heaped teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture into each cupcake. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-25 minutes (depending on cupcake size). Allow to cool before serving.
* I used my IKEA Drömmar muffin tin and muffin cups for the first time. The resulting cupcakes were very cute and a perfect party size and form.