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Cranberry Cream Cheese Surprise Chocolate Cupcakes

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“This is basically a recipe for Black Bottom Cupcakes, just adding dried cranberries with the chocolate chips. From Everyday Food; something I'd like to try this week.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
36 cupcakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Line 36 standard-size muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. For the batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk toghether the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla; mix just until batter is combined.
  4. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full.
  5. For the filling: Blend together the cream cheese, egg, 1 cup of the sugar, salt, chocolate chips, cranberries, and pecans (if using).
  6. Spoon a generous tablespoons of the filling on top of the batter in each cup; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  7. Bake 30 minutes, until tops are springy. Remove cupcakes from pans and cool on wire racks.

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