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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes Recipe

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Valentine’s Day

Ingredients:

CupCakes
*3 cups all purpose flour
* 2 cups sugar
* 2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups water
* 2/3 cup vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Filling:
* 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup Hershey’s Semi or Mini Chips

Valentines Day Chocolate Cupcakes photo

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cupcakes

Method:

Prepare filling; set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well combined. Fill paper-lined muffin cups ( 2 1/2 inches in diameter) 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 level Tbsp filling into center of each cupcake. Bake 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool. About 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Filling:
In small mixer bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt; beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips.
Goblin’s Delight Filling: Add 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, 4 drops yellow food color and 3 drops red food color to filling before stirring in chips.

Valentine Filling: Add 4-5 drops red food color to filling.

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