Self Filled Cupcakes

"Something a little different from the ordinary cupcake and so good."
Self Filled Cupcakes created by nisea916
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24 cupcakes


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate pieces


  • Mix cake according to package directions.
  • Fill paper cups in muffin pans 2/3 full.
  • Cream the cheese with the sugar; beat in egg and salt.
  • Stir in chocolate pieces.
  • Drop 1 rounded tsp of cheese mixture into each cupcake.
  • Bake as package directs for cupcakes.

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  1. nisea916
    I attempted this recipe twice and both times the cream fell to the bottom. I am not a baker so I don't know exactly why that happened. The cake was delicious though. Thank you for the recipe. I enjoy attempting new ones
  2. nisea916
    Self Filled Cupcakes Created by nisea916
  3. SAHMinCT
    Made these for a baby gender reveal party! I colored the filling and they came out great! I filled the cupcakes 2/3 full, put in the filling and then put an extra spoonful of cupcake batter on top. I used probably a tablespoon of filling and mini chocolate chips. I added an extra half block of cream cheese and sugar to the filling so that I would have enough for the cupcakes. I ended up with extra so I probably didn't need to stretch it. <br/><br/>I loved how quick and easy these were and people enjoyed the taste very much. Great recipe!
  4. mcmahan03
    I've made these cupcakes a dozen times since I stumbled onto this recipe. Best to stick with the ingredients as-is to get the best filling texture. I drop the filling in AFTER filling the batter up to about 3/4 of the cupcake paper and the filling always moves to the bottom as it should. Family and co-workers request that I bring these to almost every big get-together, they are a hit!
  5. Southern Bug
    This was such a simple way to make cupcakes even more special. I didn't top them with any frosting, but they were still very good with a glass of milk. Its a keeper!


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