Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe
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Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe

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It's hard to believe these cupcakes can taste so delicious, yet be so easy," writes Nancy Reichert of Thomasville, Georgia. "Frost them if you wish, but my family likes them plain, which is great when I'm having an especially busy day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • Chocolate frosting, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 145 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in cake mix, water, butter and eggs.
  2. Spoon batter by 1/4 cupfuls into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p43

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"Was simple and easy to make. Very tasty. Made a cream cheese filling and frosted with a cream cheese frosting absolutely scrumptious. Will be making theses again!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Simple, easy and sounds yummy!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"They were easy to make. It tasted like a light yellow cake. I don't think they were anything special."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"I liked the firmness not tee sweet , also moist I liked them"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"These were wonderful. Made them for the 4th of July and they were a hit! Iced them with cream cheese icing...yes they were sweet and wonderful!!"

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