Chocolate Cupcakes With Cheesecake Centers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Rich chocolate cupcakes are made even better with a thick and creamy cheesecake center.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350º.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat for two minutes until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into paper lined muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  5. Mix together cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until well combined. Spoon 1 tablespoon of this mixture onto the center of each cupcake.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Cool completely.
Most Helpful

4 5

I made this recipe today for my daughter's soccer banquet. I tastde one and it was delicious. The next time I make these I will use something different to put the cream cheese filling into the batter so they will be more uniform in appearance.

5 5

Ohhh, delicious!! Quick to make too! Made 24 cupcakes and baked for some 27 minutes - these are just heavenly and will definitely get made again! Thank you Slatts!

I didn't use the whole recipe here, so I won't leave stars, but I will say as an idea, this worked brilliantly! I did use the cheesecake part of the recipe and used it to fill in mini-cupcakes made with Chewy Chocolaty Brownies. Delicious and so cute!