I have been wanting to make a filled cupcake for sometime, but usually put off by the idea of goop. I don’t like the goop. However this one works. I filled the centers with a cream cheese, sugar and chocolate mixture, and they came out moist and perfect.
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 package box cake mix (DISGUSTING) or 1 recipe of cupcake batter from scratch
Here’s the thing. I hate box cake mix with the passion of 1000 suns. I am not opposed to eating box mix cakes, no – I’ll eat it, but I just don’t see the point, if you’re in the aisle, and you already have eggs and butter, just buy some goddam flour and sugar while you are at it, instead of a box of preservatives. Point is. You can make this with box mix if your lazy heart desires, it’ll be good no matter what.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and the egg until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl make you horrible cake mix or wonderful batter from scratch. Up to you. I’ll wait while you decide.
Now that you have your batter, fill the liners about 1/2 full. Then add a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture right in the middle.Top it off with more batter. Even if you don’t cover it completely, don’t despair, it’ll fix itself in the oven.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool, frost as you like. I prefer buttercream. Don’t get me started on canned frosting. UGH.
When I brought these to work someone said this was the best cupcake they have ever eaten. I laughed hard at that because what if they’ve only eaten two cupcakes in their whole life? Who knows if they’ve eaten 50? Who can gauge??