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Dream Cupcakes

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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. Beat in egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and, if desired, coconut.
  • 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.

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  • cimgraph
    Sep 2, 2014

    I made these yesterday for a family gathering and they were delicious! There were skeptics because of no frosting, but that issue was forgotten once the took a bite! The recipe made about 24 using my larger pans. Don't fill each tin more than half, and use about a tablespoon of filling for each. I baked mine 25 minutes and they were perfect! I did garnish the tops with a little cluster of mini chocolate chips when I took them out of the oven.

  • soniathomas5
    Dec 29, 2013

    EXCELLLENT!!! I usually make a similar recipe but this one is so much easier with less mess. My nine year old was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and I've been looking for some good recipes. My two other teanage kids also loved them. Used 1/2 cup dark mini chocolate chips. Would put 10 stars if I could!!!

  • jewettsara
    Aug 10, 2012

    My 7-year-old daughter requested I make these for her classroom birthday treat. They were a hit! No frosting needed! We've also made these using strawberry cake mix, yum!

  • Brontespet
    May 18, 2012

    These are delicious. I didn't use the chocolate cake mix. Instead I made the chocolate cake on the Hershey's cocoa container. I added about a teaspoon of coconut extract to the filling. I frosted them with a chocolate ganache and drizzled melted white chocolate on top.

  • jupretzer
    Jun 3, 2011

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  • rudylenak
    Jul 4, 2010