Chocolate Muffins are my family's all time favorite dessert, comfort food at it's best. This chocolate cupcake is great for bake-sales or care packages or birthday parties. It's a no-fail recipe of rich chocolate with a cheesecake and chocolate chip filling. These can't be beat.
¼cupunsweet cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350º. Line or spray 18 muffin tins.
Whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
Blend water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and pour into the well of the dry ingredients. Whisk until smooth and spoon into muffins tins.
Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, and egg with an electric mixer. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon on top of the cupcakes.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 18 cupcakes or 60 mini cupcakes. If making mini cupcakes, bake for about 12-15 minutes and use mini chocolate chips.
These freeze well and can be shipped unless it's really hot outside