Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

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The "surprise" inside these rich chocolate cupcakes from Mrs. Walter Jacobson of Ashland, Ohio is their smooth cream cheese filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 278 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; mix well.
  2. Pour into 18 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in another large bowl. Add egg and salt; mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls into center of each cupcake. Sprinkle with nuts.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cupcake (not the filling) comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p67

Sweet White Wine

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

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Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 199782
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"These are actually better the day after you make them so make them ahead of time if you can. Very good cupcakes, but one thing I found a bit misleading- there isn't a cream center like I thought there was from reading the description. Naturally since you bake the cupcake after putting the cream cheese filling in, the filling is more the consistency of cheesecake; it's not like a cupcake with a cream filling."

linzerbug User ID: 161685 6990
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"omitted the nuts. This was my first cupcake recipe tried and its a winner."

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