Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

We made this frequently when the kids were young. Everyone enjoyed it - kids and adults.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, 2 C sugar, cocoa, teaspoon of salt and baking soda together.
  3. Add oil, water, vinegar and vanilla.
  4. Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full with mixture.
  5. Mix together until fluffy the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 C sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  6. Add chocolate chips to cream cheese mixture.
  7. Drop 1 heaping teaspoon on the top of each cupcake.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Frost when cool.


Most Helpful

These were a hugh hit with my family. I made them for my son's b-day and he loved them. They were easy to make and will be made again. Thanks Mystergirl.

Shari2 October 13, 2002

i liked them without frosting. The tops are a little crunchy and the inside was just so moist. I did one batch with the cream cheese on the top of the batter like the instructions say, but did not like it. i then filled half my cupcake pan, then cream cheese and finished filling my pan. this was a lot better when you bite into it. Will try topping with a cream cheese frosting next time for the wife.

Dus April 30, 2010

We really enjoyed these. They were esy to make and we loved the center. I got 24 cupcakes from this. Next time I will probably make more filling as my kids said they wish the cupcakes had mroe of it. I did not frost wasn't needed. Thanks.

seesko March 20, 2009

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