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Cream Cheese Cupcakes

It's hard to believe cupcakes can taste so delicious yet be so easy. Frost them if you wish—but on busy days, I'm grateful that my family likes them plain. —Nancy Reichert, Thomasville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


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


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in cake mix, water, butter and eggs.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 145 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • SugaryQ
    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!

  • jjcookworm
    May 14, 2012

    Simple, easy and sounds yummy!

  • manga
    Apr 9, 2012

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

  • madalso
    Jul 11, 2010

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

  • MiniDonks
    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!!

  • monacmurphy
    Jul 6, 2010

    Wouldn't you know it! I kept trying and soon as I sent the email, the right grocery list came up. Egg on my face!!!!

  • monacmurphy
    Jul 6, 2010

    Haven't made them yet. The grocery list for the cream cheese cupcake is for the hummingbird cupcake. Sorry. I thought you should know.

  • akstacey75
    Jul 6, 2010

    Took these to work & they disappeared - super easy, will make again! Did not frost.

  • tkjohns
    Jul 5, 2010

    I found this recipe to be so extremely sweet, that I wish I hadn't iced tem. Also the tops were so tender, it was hard to put the icing on without pulling the top layer off.

  • audster
    Jul 5, 2010

    They were very good and easy to makeWould definitely make again