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Rating: 4.18 stars
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

These black bottom cupcakes are made with a cake mix. Quick and easy for the baker on the run ...

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven according to directions on package. Line muffin pans with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix as specified on the box. In separate bowl, combine softened cream cheese and sugar. Make sure mixture is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

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  • Fill the cupcake papers 1/3 full with the chocolate cake mix. Top with the cream cheese mixture. Bake according to box instructions or until the cream cheese mixture just starts to turn a light golden color.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 28.1g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 14.5mg; sodium 186.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2005
delicious, but definately need to double the cream cheese part. here's a recipe for that part: 2 packages cream cheese, 1 c. sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2005
Before reading everyone's reviews I baked these cupcakes following the recipe exactly. I thought it was strange that a cheesecake recipe had no eggs but I thought I'd give it a whirl. My adivce is follow the recommendations of just about eveyone else and get your own cheesecake recipe for the topping. The topping on this recipe is nothing but sugar and sinks into the cupcakes and hardens. Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2005
delicious, but definately need to double the cream cheese part. here's a recipe for that part: 2 packages cream cheese, 1 c. sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Read More
(214)
Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2005
Before reading everyone's reviews I baked these cupcakes following the recipe exactly. I thought it was strange that a cheesecake recipe had no eggs but I thought I'd give it a whirl. My adivce is follow the recommendations of just about eveyone else and get your own cheesecake recipe for the topping. The topping on this recipe is nothing but sugar and sinks into the cupcakes and hardens. Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I've made these a couple of times, a couple of different ways. I prefer them without the egg added to the cream cheese. I've also tried them with semi-sweet and white chips. The semi-sweet melt fast so the cupcakes have a gooey center (yum!). With the white chips, you end up biting into them and I don't like that. I also add a little vanilla extract to the cake mix so it doesn't taste so much like boxed cake. I think next time I'll make the cake from scratch. These would be great with red velvet cake, too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2007
The title says it all! These were the easiest dessert I have made in ages. I did as others suggested and doubled the cream cheese and added 1c sugar 1egg and 1tsp vanilla. I also used the mini chips as well. The results were perfection. So moist and delicious. Best if refigerated till at least chilled. My guests devoured them! I only gave it 4 stars because of the additions. With the changes it's 5 stars for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2005
I'm a sucker for recipes with a cake mix. And this couldn't be easier! However it needed to bake longer than the recipe called for. I also doubled the cream cheese as other reviews suggested. And added 1 egg. That gave it the cream cheese filling taste I was expecting. Good for a last minute solution if you have the ingred's on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
Easy to make and very tasty but I do have one problem...not enough of the cream cheese filling! The recipe doesn't state how much of the cream cheese mixture to put on top of each cupcake. I used a dollop on top of each one and it really wasn't enough. Plus I had enough cake mix left to bake another dozen plain cupcakes. I'd make this again but double the cream cheese mixture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2002
These cupcakes were easy and tasty. I thought that they were better the next morning. I used 1/2 cup sugar and one egg instead original recipe. They were good but almost missing something on top but I think that icing would have been too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2002
Whatever you do DO NOT use fat free cream cheese it doesn't look right but it still tastes good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2003
These cupcakes were delicious and easy. They made more than 2 dozen but that depends on how much you put in the paper liners. I personally would have liked more cream cheese filling in them. I will certainly make them again but I may use mini semisweet chocolate chips instead and make more cream cheese filling. Great bake sale item! Read More
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