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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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