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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe

I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have made them many times for my family and for church functions. They're irresistable. —Vivian Morris, Cleburne, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt until combined. Fold in chocolate chips; set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and remaining sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk the water, oil and vinegar; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Drop filling by heaping tablespoonfuls into the center of each. Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla; beat until blended. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with pecans. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 cupcakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 358 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Moist, tasty, and delicious! My family's favorite. Also good without the frosting. This is a quick go-to desert when my family are coming."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I made these for a coworker's birthday. I followed the recipe to a T -- and they are probably the BEST cupcakes I've ever had/made. So moist, and once they are totally cooled the filling is delicious and adds the finishing touch to an already delicious treat. I did end up throwing a good amount of frosting away, but I also got 16 cupcakes vs. 20 - I guess they were a little on the big side. But SOOOOO good. I will definitely be making them again for the next special occasion. A coworker described it as decadent. :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"I will have to try this one again... the Taste is amazing but they stuck really bad to the cupcake liners. Not sure if anyone else has had issues with this but its not worth icing them if we can't get them out of the wrappers. I want to try this one again with a cake mix and see if that helps"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"I brought these in to a church potluck and received rave reviews. These went so fast that everyone didn't get to try one of them! Only thing that I did differently was to not include the pecans on top. They were absolutely scrumptious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Fun and easy recipe to make! Also delicious! Will make again in the future!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I made this cupcake for my family and iced cookie monster on it. But the chocolate didnt taste that good. The vinegar was to strong or something, but it didnt taste good. And the cream cheese side was ok. But i dont really know if i would make these again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I made these cupcakes for a family reunion. They were a hit! Everyone loved them. They were excellent. I will definately make these again.!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"I have made these cupcakes many many times. They are my ABSOLUTE favorites!!! I've made these for people who don't even like chocolate and they even fell in love with them!!! If you are contemplating making these you need to just do it! They are amazing!!!!! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"I was disappointed in this recipe- the cake didn't have much flavor and the filling had a odd consistency."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I just found these to be just like any other out-of-a-box cupcake but with more effort."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Amazing and very moist! Make sure that you hand stir the batter until JUST moistened. Others have said that the recipe made too much frosting, but if you frost the whole cupcake (unlike the picture) then it is the perfect amount."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I made these for a co-workers birthday and everyone said they were the best cupcake they ever had!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Every time I've made these, my guests have requested the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Every time I've make these, my guests have requested the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This was a good moist cupcake. I used dutched cocoa for this recipe, and it really gave it depth a good of chocolate flavor, but of course, those chocolate chips helped. I got 15 cupcakes out of the recipe. I also used something called Chocolate Pearls(from whole foods) as a topper, instead of nuts. This one's a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"This recipe has been in the family forever but called black bottom cupcakes. Never used icing tho. FYI-only mix the chocolate batter by hand and just until smooth. If you overmix it, it gets runny and the filling sinks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I forgot to add the water to the chocolate part. (whoops) But I would like to try again and do it correctly. The cream cheese part was delightful :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"As stated by others, cut the icing recipe in half. I didn't use the pecans. I have already shared the recipe with a few friends, because I loved these cupcakes! I would definitely make them again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"It is ESSENTIAL that you follow this recipe to a T. I'm sure one miss calculation can make your batter soupy, etc. I followed everything to the exact and my cupcakes were perfect and just like the picture! They are so yummy!

I ran out of paper liners though so I just greased and floured each cupcake hole and continued on. Cupcakes were perfect with or without paperliner!
Cut icing recipe in half! It makes SO much icing. A bit ridiculous-but then I'm not an icing fan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"Couldn't get the cream cheese part right, just wouldn't cook...I'll try again though, they look amazing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"I have had this recipe for years but it is called Black Bottom Cupcakes.. Wonderful with the frosting something I had never tried."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Awesome. Mine turned slightly different from the picture: the chocolate batter was very liquid, so the cream cheese filling sank to the middle on the cupcake, but will most certainly make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"I love this cup cakes they are amazing"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2009

"Mine came out like loose soup. I added more flour before baking them & they still were all gooey.

Flour to liquids seems way too low."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"I call these surprise cupcakes. My receipe calls for any chocolate cake mix."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"Wow! They were so good

Gayle716"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"This is the first time making a cake batter from scratch. Very easy and very decadent. My family loved these cupcakes. I left out the pecans though, my family is not crazy about nuts. But a very nice cupcake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"They sure didn't last long! Outstanding"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"When I made these I didn't read the full recipy through so I made a boo boo with the sugar. I added it to the cream cheese mixture but didn't add it to the chocolate....... Needless to say the chocolate part was awful when eaten alone but if you took mixed bites it was really good. A+++++++ even without all that sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

" I thought so, too...but if you read carefully, it says to fill the cupcake liners 1/2 full, then drop the filling by heaping tablespoons full into them.  I had to read it a couple of times to catch it. "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"You use full size cupcake liners & pans.
"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"Forgot to say to add rest of batter on top before baking??"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"Barb, you are to spoon some filling onto the muffins before baking them........" Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Drop filling by heaping tablespoonfuls into the center of each. ""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"Re: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

They sound delicious but I think you failed to tell us what to do with the cream cheese filling."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"I make these cupcakes and use Peanut Butter Chips and frost with PNB frosting. Always a winner!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"I make these but a little different version - no frosting. Just sprinkle sugar over top generously before baking. They taste creamy and yummy as well. I use regular-sized cup cake liners. Makes about 20-24 cupcakes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"do you use mini cupcake liners or full cupcake liners?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"I have a daughter who is allergic to dairy so I make these cupcakes without the cream cheese mixture and they are melt in your mouth yummy. I always get a request for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"I've made cupcakes like these for yrs. but use a choc. cake mix. Still very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009

"These travel well if you skip the frosting...perfect for picnics and potlucks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"Used the icing for a chocolate cake and it was delicious.

lssrls@yahoo.com"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"These are amazing. My husband ate 3 in one night and was still craving them when he went to bed. I didn't think I would like them as much because of the cream cheese, but there is little to no cream cheese taste to them, just delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.