Chocolate "Stuffed with Love" Valentine's Day Cupcakes



* 3 cups all purpose flour
* 2 cups sugar
* 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups water
* 2/3 cup vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


* 1 package ( 8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup Hershey's Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips or Mini Chips

* Red food coloring


Prepare filling; set aside.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well combined. Fill paper-lined muffin cups ( 2 1/2 inches in diameter) 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 level Tbsp filling into center of each cupcake. Bake 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool. About 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.

Filling Directions:

In small mixer bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt; beat until smooth and creamy. Add 4-5 drops red food color to acheive your desired color. Stir in chocolate chips.


C. R. Morris said...

Yum! I feel a baking day coming on.

Linda said...

oh, this looks absolutely YUMMY! I think I will make these tomorrow!!!!

EJ Cooksey said...

Thanks for stopping by Linda and C. R. Morris!

We plan to make these in the morning also along with some of the cookies I have posted recipes for.

baumann93 said...

My wife will be baking tomorrow :) I would ask her to try this recipe. Thanks.

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