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

I put the cheese cake filling into a zip lock baggie, removed the air and inserted the filling easier and better looking into the center of the cake. I added a single serving container of unsweetened applesauce to the cake batter and it made it moister and tastier, too. Next time, I'll put about 4 oz. of softened cream cheese to the batter, for taste and moistness.

charree329 April 09, 2016

I tried this only because it looked simple and I need to bake this type of cake for an event. Had to question no egg in chocolate cake, but proceeded as written. Tasteless chocolate cake with a whimp of a crumb hard to get down. Centers were fine, but overall, this is not a winner.

kimmyffc October 19, 2015

I made this recipe today for my family and friends, they absolutely LOVED THEM. Im thinking another way to put the filling, I didt it with a spoon but I want them to look a little better. Definitely making this cupcakes this week again.

Julieta G. October 04, 2015

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