Chocolate Cream Cupcakes
30 (2-1/2 dozen) cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking time: 25 min.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a small bowl, add sugar, cream
cheese, and 1-egg.
Beat at medium speed, scraping
bowl often, until well mixed. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add 1-3/4 cups
sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed, scraping
bowl often, until creamy.
Continue beating, adding eggs one
at a time, until well mixed. Add water, melted chocolate and 1
Continue beating until well mixed.
(Mixture may look curdled.) Reduce speed to low; add flour,
baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed.
For each cupcake, spoon 1 rounded
tablespoon chocolate mixture into each paper-lined cupcake cup. Top with 1 tablespoon cream cheese
mixture. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon
chocolate mixture on top.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from
pans and cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat
whipping cream and powdered sugar at high speed, scraping bowl
often, until stiff peaks form.
Gently stir in 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla. Spread about 3 tablespoons
frosting onto each cupcake.