Chocolate cake with surprise filling

Yield: 30 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Sugar
1 Stick margarine [see PS at end]
6 tablespoons Cocoa
3 Eggs, separated
1 cup Buttermilk*
2½ cup Flour
1½ teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Hot water
1½ teaspoon Baking soda

* (1 cup milk+1 tsp vinegar mixed together may be substituted here) 1- Blend sugar and margarine; add cocoa and egg yolks. 2- Alternately add buttermilk and flour. 3- Beat egg whites, add vanilla and blend into mixture. 4 a Pour into a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan -OR- 4 b Pour into two 8" or 9" diamter cake pans lined with wax paper.

SURPRISE FILLING 8 oz (1 pckg) cream cheese, softened ½ c sugar 1 egg 1 dash salt ½ c semi-sweet chocolate chips 1- Blend cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt. 2- Stir in chocolate chips. 3- Drop by teaspoonfuls over cake batter in pan. 4- Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes. Cake is done when it leaves side of the pan.

To make cupcakes, fill paper baking cups ⅔ full with batter, then drop 1 teaspoon Surprise Filling on top of each. Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes. Makes 30-32 cupcakes.

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