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Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

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3 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda

2/3 c. oil
2 c. water
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla

8 oz. cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pkg. (6 oz.) mini-chocolate chips


Mix cupcake ingredients. Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full.

Mix filling ingredients and drop one heaping tsp. of the filling into each cupcake.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

This is Marna's recipe. Frost as desired. Normally we don't frost at all. Great for kids on the go.




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