My husband’s Grandmother used to make these cupcakes every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They became a family favorite. I was asked this year to make these in honor of her memory. They are very delicious with a nice cream cheese surprise in the center!
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter muffin tins and set aside.
2 Beat together the cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
3 In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Batter will be thin.
4 Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with the chocolate batter. Top each one with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture.
5 Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.