When you share a cupcake, you share love…

This clearly isn’t any kind of cooking or baking blog, because really, I don’t do much of either. However, I was thinking fondly of these cupcakes earlier, and thought I might share. They are delicious and also have an adorably “Leave it to Beaver”-esque story to go with them.

Here is the recipe:

Filled Cupcakes (makes about 30)

EITHER 1package of chocolate cupcake mix mixed according to directions on box OR your favorite homemade chocolate cake batter

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

a dash of salt

After mixing up your chocolate cake batter, use it to fill paper baking cups in muffin tin 2/3 full. Then, in a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese with the sugar, then beat in the egg and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop 1 rounded teaspoon of this mixture in each cupcake. Back cupcakes according to directions on box (or however you normally bake your batter).

Easy-peasy. Now, I don’t frost mine, because that’s what my grandmother did when she taught me how to bake these, and also, the filling is sweet enough. That’s where the sitcom worthy story comes in.

When my dad was young, he was in the boy scouts. They were going to have a bake sale, so he asked my grandmother to bake these cupcakes. She did, and of course, didn’t put any frosting on them. All the other sweets starting selling out before my dad’s did, because they all had piles of frosting. The scout leader took pity on my dad, and bought one of the seemingly boring unfrosted cupcakes. When he bit into it, he found out that it had filling inside, and told everyone how awesome the cupcakes were, and they sold out. Then everyone lived happily ever after, and the studio audience went “Awww!”

Anyway, you could frost them if you wanted. They’re delicious no matter what.

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