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Filled Rich Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Filled Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
Quick & Easy Beginner

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. Prepare FILLING; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  • 2. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 level tablespoon FILLING into center of each cupcake.
  • 3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. About 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S
  • Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in small bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • GOBLIN'S DELIGHT FILLING: Add 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, 4 drops yellow food color and 3 drops red food color to FILLING before stirring in chips.
  • VALENTINE FILLING: Stir 4 to 5 drops red food color into FILLING.
  • PEANUT BUTTER CHIP FILLING: Omit chocolate; stir in 1 cup
  • REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips.

Ratings & Reviews

    My family loves these! I've added a half cup of peanut butter to the cream cheese filling to change it up. Awesome alternative.
    I added 2 eggs, then finished the recipe as usual. I frosted them with your one bowl buttercream chocolate frosting recipe. They were a huge hit. Very moist.
    I have made these for years and years, but I use a box cake mix. The filling is the same and absolutely delicous!
    Easy to make, moist, freeze well and very delicious.
    This is a great easy easy. Great tasting, no need to frost. Easy to transport.