Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 8-ounce block Neufachtel cream cheese (1/3 less fat), room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Baking chips)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk (I use skim)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 Ghirardelli Valentine's Day Impressions Chocolate, unwrapped
Read the whole recipe on Alida's Kitchen