Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 15, 2022
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
Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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° until golden brown, 25 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost if desired.

Nutrition Facts

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