Dream Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jan. 14, 2022
My grandchildren absolutely love these cream-filled cupcakes, and I hope the chocolaty treats become a favorite in your home as well. —Dorothy Bahlmann, Clarksville, Iowa


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, optional


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill 30 paper-lined muffin cups half full. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and, if desired, coconut.
  2. Drop about 2 teaspoons 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 155 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.