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CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKES to be precise
i traced this recipe from nikki back to the frugal witch, back to how about orange. the one thing we have in common (apart from being bloggers) is that we've ALL made these incredibly yummy cupcakes. the thing i love the most (apart from the chewy caramel flavour) - FOCUS sue! - is that each of us had entirely different-looking results.
i love that, because - TRUST ME - i have NEVER made ANYTHING that looked even REMOTELY like the picture in the recipe book.
can i hear an amen?
anyway - i saw the recipe on nikki's blog and pretty much frog-marched my nearest daughter into the kitchen to make them with me (coz it's more fun that way, right?)
oh - and i got 24. everyone seems to get a different amount. i'm figuring it all depends how much ends up on your lickety finger...
ok, so the topping includes cream cheese, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. i've never even HEARD of peanut butter chips, (and hate peanut butter [shudder]) let alone where to buy them, so i substituted white chocolate chips. after sitting for a bit, they took on a caramel-looking appearance and came out of the oven all crunchy and chewy-like. (NB: this is a GOOD thing).
when baking with children, i always do the initial mixing to avoid unsightly lumps (like these ones)