Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I know there’s been an influx of new recipe posts lately and I hope you aren’t too bored by it. But it’s because I’ve been so excited to be back in our little kitchen cooking again!
I am a lady that loves cupcakes. I would chose a cupcake over a cake or a cookie any day. But I try not to bore Sam by making cupcakes too frequently. But sometimes a girl just needs a cupcake. These work especially well for us because Sam isn’t a particularly huge fan of frosting and these (clearly) aren’t frosted at all.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
delicious cupcakes
We ate all these cupcakes in 2 days.
(For the filling)
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
(For the cupcake)
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
2/3 cups vegetable oil
2 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line your cupcakes tin with your liners.

unbaked cupcakes
The cupcakes before going in to the oven.
Prepare the filling- beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in a bowl until smooth and creamy.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
gooey delicious chocolatey insides
This cupcake looks incredible when you cut it in half!
Stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.  Beat for 3 minutes.  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the filling into the center of each cupcake
the whole batch cooling
This is the whole lot of them cooling!
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean.  Let cool for 10 minutes in the pans.  Remove from pans to wire rack.  Let them cool completely.
close up of the cupcakes
It’s time for your close up, Mr. Cupcake
Enjoy them and think of me!

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  • Dee

    Omg I love both chocolate and cream cheese ad marrying them in this recipe is just… Is just… (Speechless with incredulity).

    Too bad we don’t have an oven. I guess I’ll just bookmark this for future reference.

  • Tami

    Ohhh my gosh. I’m bummed that I’m going to be out of tonw this weekend and not at home to make these! I need to remember for next week…

  • Yaumara Lindo

    Oh wow! I am so glad you posted this recipe. I had a chocolate muffin with cream cheese many years ago and fell in love. But I have never been able to find another anywhere. Now I can make my own! Yippee! THANK YOU!

    • Yaumara Lindo

      I will and I can take pics and send to you. Thanks again!

    • Yes- if you like chocolate muffins with cream cheese then you will LOVE these! If you make them, let me know! xx

  • Melissa

    Damn this is a great recipe! 🙂

    I came by here trough the blog hop!

    Love to see you back, The mind of an exchange

  • Kate Hall

    WOW. These look delicious!!

    • Thank you very much! xx

  • Amanda Karl

    These look so yummy!!

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After

  • meet.make.laugh.

    These look incredible delicious….. I love cream cheese. Can’t wait to try! 🙂 ~Steph

  • Rachel

    oh yum. i love recipe posts and these look awesome! anything with cream cheese is good.

  • Haley

    How are you not HUGE!? You have the best, yummiest looking recipes ever!