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Milk Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Details

Time
50 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 cupcakes

Cheesecake gets kicked up a notch with the addition of HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips. These smooth cupcakes are special enough for an elegant dinner.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened (250 g)
  • 1/3 cup
    granulated sugar (75 mL)
  • 1
    egg
  • pinch
    salt
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • Batter:
  • 3 cups
    all-purpose flour (750 mL)
  • 2 cups
    granulated sugar (500 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (150 mL)
  • 2 tsps
    baking soda (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    salt (5 mL)
  • 2 cups
    water (500 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    vegetable oil (150 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    white vinegar (30 mL)
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips (125 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) (2 mL)

Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
muffin pans (2) Muffin Pans
paper baking cups Paper Baking Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
wire rack Wire Rack
1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

2

Filling: Beat cream cheese with sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Place 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds; if needed, continue to microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring until chips are melted and smooth. Blend melted chips into cream cheese mixture. Stir in remaining chips and set aside.

3

Batter: Stir flour with sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl until combined. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

4

Divide batter between prepared muffin cups. Drop a spoonful of cream cheese mixture into the center of each cup. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the cake portion comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

5

Drizzle: Place chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds; if needed, continue to microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over cupcakes. Let stand until set.

Tip

For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.