Recipe: Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes

“There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.”

When you’re craving chocolate and short on time, try these easy to make chocolate cream cheese cupcakes. This is one of my stand-by recipes. I often make these for my family, share these with my co-workers or bring these to various events. Buy a chocolate cake mix (any kind works – I prefer the “Devil’s Food” darker chocolate) and then mix according to the directions on the box. You can also make the chocolate cake from scratch.

Then, in a separate bowl, mix one package of cream cheese (softened) with some white sugar to taste (I usually put in about 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar) and one egg. Throw in some chocolate chips (about 1 cup. Once again, any kind works – I prefer the semi-sweet chocolate chips). Mix.

Line your muffin pans and put chocolate batter in each topped with cream cheese mixture. Be generous with the cream cheese mixture or you’ll end up with too much left in the end. TIP: Use a cookie dropper to drop your batter and cream cheese mixture into the cups. Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box.

If you prefer your cupcakes smaller, don’t fill the cups as much. I tend to overfill and make large cupcakes. NOTE: When baking, sometimes the cream cheese mixture stays near the top and sometimes it sinks to the bottom of the cupcake – it depends how runny your mixture is. Looks different, but tastes the same.

I love chocolate! What’s your favorite chocolate recipe? Feel free to share with me. I enjoy trying new recipes.


10 thoughts on “Recipe: Chocolate cream cheese cupcakes

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I was just on your blog and I linked up to your recent Savory Sunday post. And yes, I’d love to guest post sometime. Let me think of a good recipe to feature.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! You have some great recipes on your blog. I’ll have to try some of them. And I see that you’re from Indiana. I lived in South Bend for a year – I have fond memories of my time there!

  1. Yum yum yum! I have done chocolate cream cheese filled cupcakes before, but never thought about adding in extra choc chips to the filling!

    I found this post at the Recipe Round Up over at Gooseberry Patch. I’m listed there too!


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