Cream Cheese-Filled Cupcakes


This recipe for cream cheese-filled cupcakes features chocolate cake mix and a mixture of cream cheese and chocolate chips for a new twist on plain chocolate cupcakes! Frost cooled cupcakes with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 cupcakes


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or the temperature recommended on the cake mix package. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Cream together cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in egg until well blended, then stir in chocolate chips.

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

  4. Fill the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture to the center, then top with more chocolate cake batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven according to package directions for cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
18g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 221mg 5%

* 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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