I have a hmmmschooler who likes to bake. Especially if his lego-built Pikachu can tag along.
Today we are making fabulous cupcakes that are just in time for picnic season. A special kinda cupcake that's wonderfully yummy, but won't leave your fingers all messy with frosting.
1 pkg chocolate cake mix (and ingredients listed on box to make it)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate (or other flavored) chips
Mix cake as directions on box state and fill 30 paper baking cups in muffin tins 2/3 full...as the hmmmschooler and Lego Pikachu so kindly demonstrate above.
Next, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and egg. Stir in whatever chips you have chosen to use. In our case it was...
...the almighty peanut butter chip.
Drop this cream cheesy mixture by teaspoonfuls onto the cupcakes.
Bake these at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.
You can eat them straight out of the oven (don't ask me how I know), but Hmmmschooler Ooky and his Lego Pikachu would like to inform you they taste even better when they are allowed to cool and the cheesecake part sets up completely.
Hmmmschooler Ooky and his Lego Pikachu dare you to eat one. And only one.
Yum! It's great to have a hmmmschooler who loves to bake!