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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes - TSLCThese cupcakes are filled with cream cheese and chocolate chips.  They are so moist and good.   Make these wonderful cupcakes whenever you are craving chocolate. Your family will love them.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Combine the dry ingredients; beat in the liquid ingredients until smooth.  Fill  cupcake cups 1/2 full.   Make filling and add one heaping tablespoon of filling into center of each cupcake. 
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened        
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips.
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt until smooth.  Stir in chips.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool before frosting.  Yield:  18 to 20 cupcakes
3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped nuts (Optional)
In a large bowl combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla.  Beat until blended.  Frost cupcakes.
Note:  You could make these with a chocolate cake mix and add the filling to the mix.  You can also frost with bought cake frosting. I have done them both ways. They are good without the frosting, too.   
Don’t Forget to Pin!  chocolate-cream-cheese-cupcakes
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