Chocolate cake mix and a mixture of cream cheese and chocolate chips deliver a new twist on plain chocolate cupcakes in this recipe!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or to the temperature recommended on the cake mix package.

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  • Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions, but do not bake. In separate bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended, then stir in chocolate chips.

  • Line cupcake tins with cupcake papers. Fill 2/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture to the center, and top with more cake batter.

  • Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool and frost with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; 17.8 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 418 mg sodium. 49.1 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
These cupcakes were some of the best that I have ever made. I think I found a solution for the reviewers who didnt have enough cake batter and or too much filling left over. I only filled the liners about 1/4 for the bottom layer. I used alittle over a tablespoon of the filling. For the top layer I only filled the liners to 2/3 full. I got 24 cupcakes and had no batter or filling left. the amounts were perfect for me anyways. Mine came out perfectly moist and sooooo delicious to say the least!Another thing was that I only left mine in the oven for 18 minutes exactly so mine werent burnt on the bottom. I had no problems with the filling sinking to the bottom and that is probably due to how long I whipped it with the mixer. Very light and fluffy. I used a Devil's Food cake mix and a Chocolate Fudge frosting. If I could I would give these a 10 star rating. Thanks for the great recipe Star!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2011
Came out fine for me. Ppl seemed to like it. It just wasn't as gooey in the center as I hoped for. Read More
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443 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 103
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
These cupcakes were some of the best that I have ever made. I think I found a solution for the reviewers who didnt have enough cake batter and or too much filling left over. I only filled the liners about 1/4 for the bottom layer. I used alittle over a tablespoon of the filling. For the top layer I only filled the liners to 2/3 full. I got 24 cupcakes and had no batter or filling left. the amounts were perfect for me anyways. Mine came out perfectly moist and sooooo delicious to say the least!Another thing was that I only left mine in the oven for 18 minutes exactly so mine werent burnt on the bottom. I had no problems with the filling sinking to the bottom and that is probably due to how long I whipped it with the mixer. Very light and fluffy. I used a Devil's Food cake mix and a Chocolate Fudge frosting. If I could I would give these a 10 star rating. Thanks for the great recipe Star!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
These cupcakes were some of the best that I have ever made. I think I found a solution for the reviewers who didnt have enough cake batter and or too much filling left over. I only filled the liners about 1/4 for the bottom layer. I used alittle over a tablespoon of the filling. For the top layer I only filled the liners to 2/3 full. I got 24 cupcakes and had no batter or filling left. the amounts were perfect for me anyways. Mine came out perfectly moist and sooooo delicious to say the least!Another thing was that I only left mine in the oven for 18 minutes exactly so mine werent burnt on the bottom. I had no problems with the filling sinking to the bottom and that is probably due to how long I whipped it with the mixer. Very light and fluffy. I used a Devil's Food cake mix and a Chocolate Fudge frosting. If I could I would give these a 10 star rating. Thanks for the great recipe Star!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2008
These cupcakes were very good. I made the cupcakes with a box of devil's food cake but I think that for next time I will use a box of dark chocolate mix. (it would bring out the flavor of the filling more) I definitely recommend using more than just a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling. Use more like 2 TABLESPOONS of it and less cupcake batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2003
These taste great especially using mini chocolate chips in the the filling and topping with the Cream Cheese Frosting II recipe on this website by JJ! This recipe makes more like 2 dozen. Make sure you do not OVERFILL the cup cake holder. Only fill 1/4 of the way before adding the batter and then top fill to 1/2 - 3/4 filled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
Stop the cupcake recipe search this is by far the best cupcake I have ever baked. The texture is so moist I only frosted half the batch! I may experiment with white cake mix strawberry cream cheese and white chocolate chips next time. Absolutely yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2006
This is amazing. I did use mini chips like many others suggested. I have found that if you just spoon the filling on the top it doesn't usually fall to the bottom. When I made the cupcakes it made 24 regular and 18-24 mini. Normal box mixes make 24 but I fugured that with adding the filling the rest of the mix had to go somewhere. I get more compliments on this then anything I make. I will definately try other's ideas on alterations! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2008
Wow. I hardley ever make cupcakes b/c they turn out dry. NOT the case with these sinful treats!! I made them for my Father-in-law's 60th b-day and they were a huge hit! I followed the directions accordingly to measurements. I did however make the task simpler. I poured the cake batter into a ziplock and piped small amounts into the cupcake papers so I would not overdo it before I could get the cream chz in there. I also put the cream chz in a ziplock and did the same. Topped them off with another squirt of cake batter and popped them in the oven. To keep them from burning Take them out when they still seem a bit jiggly. The cream chz needs time to cool to set up. These again were awesome. And even better when they have had a few hours to cool off. I topped mine with pecan and almond frosting. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
These were sooo good! I too used mini chocolate chips but I added some toffee bits as well. I filled about halfway full w/ cake mix added a small tbp. of filling & then topped w/ just a bit more cake mixture. It didn't completely cover the flling but it spread while cooking & did. The filling did settle more towards the bottom but I didn't get the pit in mine that some reviewers had problems with. I did use the Betty Crocker butter recipe mix & thought they tasted great. I sprayed my muffin papers to aid in removal but not sure it was necessary. I got about 20 cupcakes & still had a little filling left over so I followed the example of other reviewers & poured it into mini-muffin tins & baked them at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. I was transporting the cupcakes out of town so I did not frost them...I just sprinkled them w/ powdered sugar. Thanks for a wonderful treat...everyone enjoyed them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
These are the best cupcakes ever! I made them for my kids' birthday party and everyone loved them. I made a few changes: substituted Neufchatel for the cream cheese and made the filling with Splenda instead of sugar. I also used mini-chips since the first time I made these the filling sank to the bottom. The mini-chips work better. I used all the filling except a Tablespoon or so and had about 3/4 cup of cake batter leftover. I will do it this way next time it's better if you use lots of filling (like half batter half filling almost) then just drizzle a little more batter over the top. This makes 24 cupcakes not 12. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2007
These cupcakes got rave reviews! I used chocolate cake mix with white chocolate chips (instead of semi-sweet). I was still getting compliments days later. I will definitely make these again and play around with different flavors. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2011
Came out fine for me. Ppl seemed to like it. It just wasn't as gooey in the center as I hoped for. Read More
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