Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, and it's a Holiday I can certainly get behind. I've blogged several cupcake recipes over the years. The one that is most timely, being that it's so close to Halloween is the recipe for Chocolate Cemetery Cupcakes.
Here are a few other recipes you might want to try today in order to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red, White & Blue Cupcakes
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
Dirt Cupcakes (for Earth Day)
Don't want to bake? There are so many fabulous cupcake stores, that I'm sure you'll be able to find a chocolate cupcake to your liking!
Here's a new (to this blog) recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes, adapted from PillsburyBaking
CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES
1/2 cup Sugar
5 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1 large Egg
5 ounces dark Chocolate (65-75 % cacao), broken into small pieces (or chocolate chips)
2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
1 2/3 cups Sugar
1/4 cup DARK baking cocoa
1 1/4 cups Water
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tablespoons Vinegar
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 24 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups.
Beat 1/2 cup sugar and cream cheese in large bowl until smooth.
Beat in egg until smooth.
Stir in chocolate pieces (or chips); set aside.
2. Beat remaining ingredients in large bowl on high speed 3 minutes.
Reserve 1 1/2 cups batter.
3. Fill each muffin cup 1/3 full.
Spoon 1 tablespoonful cream cheese mixture onto batter in each cup.
Top each cup with reserved batter.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.