Cream-Filled Cupcakes


These cream-filled cupcakes are delicious and simple to make. A creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 36 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Prepare the cupcakes: Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, milk, water, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.

    Flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt mixed together in a large bowl.

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    Eggs, milk, water, oil and vanilla added to a well in the dry ingredient mixture.

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  3. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter.

    Cupcake liners filled up halfway with batter.

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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

    Cupcakes cooling after baking.

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  5. Make filling: Beat butter and shortening together in a large bowl until smooth. Blend in confectioners' sugar and salt. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Place filling into a pastry bag with a small tip.

     Butter and shortening mixed together in a bowl.

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    Rest of filling ingredients beaten in until smooth.

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  6. Once cupcakes have cooled, push tip through bottom of paper liner to fill each cupcake.

    Cupcakes filled with cream filling.

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High angle looking at a few cream-filled cupcakes with one cut in half to see inside filling.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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