Introduction: Chocolate Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Filling

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If you love chocolate and cream cheese, here is the PERFECT combination. It's a little time intensive, but completely worth it.

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (minis work really well)
1 chocolate cake mix

Step 1: Preheat & Line

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Preheat the oven to 350 and optional: line cupcake tins with cupcake papers.

Step 2: Make the Cake, But Don't Bake

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Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions, but do not bake.

Step 3: Mix Cream Cheese & Sugar

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In separate bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Step 4: Egg and Chocolate

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Beat in the egg until well blended, and then stir in chocolate chips. 

Step 5: Fill It Up

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Fill 1/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture to the center, and top with more cake batter. 

Step 6: Bake

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Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. 

Step 7: Cool Down & Enjoy

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Cool cupcakes and optional: frost with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.

Now enjoy your fabulous chocolate cream cheese cupcakes!


ilikecake3 (author)2013-10-07

Yes, next to favorite and comment there is vote button

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sarajo (author)mary candy2011-05-11

Is that a good hummmm or a bad one? :)

mary candy (author)sarajo2011-05-11

a GOOD of course ;)

sarajo (author)2011-05-11

Does anyone know how the voting process works for these contests? I was being asked how people who liked my instructable could vote on it and I have no clue.

csadelman (author)2011-05-10

Do you have a picture of how the cupcake would look like on the inside, once it's baked? Thanks.

sarajo (author)csadelman2011-05-10

You gave me an excuse to make them again as I didn't have a picture. :) Ideally, you'd hope the cream cheese was more in the middle, but here you go! Also, there's a difference in looks when it's fresh out of the oven like this one and when its been in the fridge.

csadelman (author)sarajo2011-05-10

Thanks so much, Sarajo. Pictures does help. It looks like a crackly cookie, but in cupcake form. It does look delish!! I suppose the cream cheese makes the cookie more creamy? I will try to make this tomorrow. Thanks so much for your reply.

~ cherrios73

sarajo (author)csadelman2011-05-11

Honestly, this second go round didn't go as well. First time around, I used a milk chocolate cake mix and the consistency was perfect. When the cupcakes were finished, the cream cheese filling was a perfect pocket in the middle. This second time around, all I had was a devils food cake mix. The consistency was not the same. It was much thicker and I even thinned it a bit.

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