Out of Helen's Kitchen - Party cupcakes


By Helen Drysdale

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Delicious cream cheese and peanut butter filling is tucked inside each of these homemade chocolate cupcakes, perfect for any chocolate fan!


1 250 g package of cream cheese, room temperature

4 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 egg

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup peanut butter chips


3 cups flour

2 cups white sugar

2/3 cup cocoa

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups water

2/3 cups oil

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the cream cheese, peanut butter, egg and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add the chips and set aside. In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda and stir together well. In another bowl mix the remaining wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and beat until smooth. Fill papered muffin tins 2/3 full of batter. Top each with a heaping tsp. of filling. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Makes 2 1/2dozen. Keep in the fridge when cooled.