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Dream Cupcakes

 Dream Cupcakes
"My grandchildren love these cream-filled cupcakes," relates Dorothy Bahlmann of Clarksville, Iowa. "They're a special treat yet easy to make. And they keep nicely in the refrigerator."
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, optional


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill
  • paper-lined muffin cups half full. In a large bowl, beat cream
  • cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and salt until smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and coconut if desired.
  • Drop about 2 teaspoonfuls of cream cheese mixture into the center of
  • each cupcake. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake
  • springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes before
  • removing from pans to wire racks. Store in the refrigerator. Yield:
  • about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cupcake equals 155 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.