No Frosting Needed Cupcakes

"Perfect for picnics or for taking to a cookout. These are really good!"
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Ready In:
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (18 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips


  • Mix cake as directed.
  • Divide batter evenly between 24 greased muffin cups.
  • Beat cream cheese, egg, and sugar until smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by TBS onto batter.
  • Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes.

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  1. These are really good and very simple to make. The only problem I had was removing them from the muffin tins. I liberally sprayed the tins but still had hard time keeping these together even when removed 2 hours later!! Next time (and there will be a next time) I'll try paper cups. Thank you Inez. Update: I did these again but this time I used paper cups and it worked like a charm. I also omitted the choco chips. Do use paper cups. I've frozen a bunch for emergencies!!
  2. I made these for a bake sale and they were a hit! They came out very moist and delicious. I also did another version with strawberry batter and white chocolate chips. A hit with kids and adults alike.
  3. Excellent easy recipe...the kids loved them! Alot less messy than the frosted ones for those toddlers to eat. Thanks for a great recipe that I'm sure to try again!
  4. Very easy and VERY GOOD. Thank you, MizzNezz for a KEEPER. Next time, I'm going to fix these in mini-muffin tins. As you said, good picnic or carry-out fare.
  5. I am looking for a recipe not a cake mix.


  1. Yum! These are so delicious. Everyone who tried one was delighted. I used xylitol instead of sugar and also used the neufchatel (1/3 less fat) cheese instead of plain cream cheese. I loved the way the filling sunk into the cake... it was almost like a Hostess cupcake for adults. :) I baked them in a greased silicone muffin pan without papers and they popped out easily. Thanks for a yummy recipe!


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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