About this recipe:Easy to make but unbelievably impressive! These chocolate cupcakes have a secret - a cream cheese surprise in the centre! No need for icing these cupcakes; they're rich and delicious as is.
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
200g caster sugar
75ml vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoons caster sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
175g plain chocolate chips
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:20min › Ready in:30min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line two 12 cup muffin tins with paper cases. Sift together the flour, bicarb, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together 200g sugar, oil and water until blended. Stir in the vinegar and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture until incorporated. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 5 tablespoons sugar and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cases 1/3 full with chocolate cake mixture, then top with a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.