Friday, August 8, 2008

Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

1 Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix
1/3 cup sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 egg
6 oz. chocolate morsels, semi-sweet or milk chocolate

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake as directed on box. Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full. Beat sugar, cream cheese and egg together. Stir in the chocolate morsels by hand. Add a heaping teaspoonful on the top of each cupcake. Bake 22-24 minutes. After baking, the filling will have disappeared into the middle of each cupcake. No frosting needed, as it actually makes the cupcakes too sweet and ruins the effects of the cream cheese filling. I usually make a seasonal cutout of some design, such as a Christmas tree, heart, etc. and sprinkle confectioners sugar over it, leaving the design on the top of each cupcake. Makes 24. Betcha can’t eat just one!