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Some of you know that my oldest graduated a year early from high school and is now a college freshman. To say that my daughter and I are close would be an understatement. We have similar personalities and likes including our obsession with coffee, books and delicious food. Although I’ve adjusted to the college mom life, I still miss her like crazy and always look forward to her visits.
This past weekend she was over for the holiday break, so we whipped up some goodies in the kitchen. We’re the only two in the family that love dark chocolate, so this was the perfect way to bond and do something we both love. But this hasn’t always been the case. In fact, there were days that my daughter experienced menstrual cramps that would keep her in bed all day long. Thankfully, I discovered Advil® Menstrual Pain* which helps alleviate any aches or pains. This allows her to get back to the things she loves which includes baking. I’d love for you to try this delicious recipe which is our version of the traditional black bottom cupcakes recipe. Let us know how you like it!
Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of white sugar
1/3 cup of dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces of cream cheese softened
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
*Yields approximately 24 cupcakes
1. Beat softened cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt together in bowl. Add chocolate chips, stir and set aside.
2. In a different bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Next, add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat well until mixture has no lumps.
3. Fill cupcake liners about a 1/3 full with cupcake batter.
4. Add a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture to the batter. We also added holiday sprinkles just for fun.
5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Place in the refrigerator until cool and serve.
This is such an exciting time in my teenage daughter’s life and I love hearing about all the new experiences she’s having. It’s also one of the reasons why I sent her back to college with Advil® Menstrual Pain, so that nothing disrupts her regular routine and fun. I’ve always been open with her about the physical changes her body will experience, but I also want to make sure that I’m helping her through the process.
If you have a teenage daughter here are some of the reasons why Advil® Menstrual Pain is the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand for menstrual pain:
- It relieves menstrual cramps, headaches and back pain.
- It relieves pain for up to 6 hours.
- It’s caffeine free, antihistamine free and easy to swallow.
*Disclaimer: Use product as directed.