Picnic Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


24 servings

Updated: Jun. 16, 2022
These moist cupcakes don't need frosting, so they're perfect for a picnic or traveling. Kids and adults love them! —Florence Leinweber, Endicott, Washington


  • 1 package chocolate or yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth. Fold in chips.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls into batter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 197 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.