Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Self-Filled Cupcakes

Self-Filled Cupcakes

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From the kitchen of Linda Vandas

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25 minutes
30 cupcakes
Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


1 (18.5 ounce) devil's food cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
8 ounce package cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
6 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
dash salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups.

  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

  4. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.

  5. In separate bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.

  6. Add egg and salt. Beating well, stir in chocolate chips.

  7. Spoon one heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture onto center of each cupcake.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes.

  9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.


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