FARM CAKES

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with paper or foil cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and beat at medium speed for about 3 minutes until well combined.
  • Make the filling:
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, cream the cream cheese. Add the egg, sugar and salt and beat until smooth and thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Assemble the farm cakes:
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the filling into the center of each cake.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cakes spring back when lightly touched. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes, rich and gooey. I discovered these little gems in a 1985 issue of Chocolatier Magazine and have been making them ever since. These muffin-sized chocolate cakes with a cream cheese and chocolate chip filling are also known as “Black Bottom Cupcakes.” Be sure to serve these with a tall glass of cold milk.

Categories: Cupcakes  Dessert 

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