Three-Cheese Cupcakes

"A savory cupcake packed with three kinds of cheese within, baked on top and crowned by a fluffy, creamy, cheesy frosting."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
6 cupcakes




  • For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard 12-count muffin tin with 6 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and orange extract until smooth. Stir in the evaporated milk.
  • Add the parmesan cheese, flour, baking powder and salt and fold together until just mixed.
  • Scoop 2 level tablespoons of batter into each muffin liner.
  • Cut the Velveeta cheese into 6 even cubes. Push one cube into the batter in each muffin liner.
  • Divide the remaining batter between the 6 muffin cups (there should be about 1 level tablespoon of batter for each muffin cup for this part).
  • Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until well-risen and golden-brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and from the muffin pan. Place on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting:

  • Use electric beaters to whisk the softened cream cheese until slightly aerated. Beat in the honey and hot sauce until just combined.
  • Transfer the frosting to a piping bag, cut off the end making an 1/2-inch wide opening.
  • Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake then garnish with chives.
  • Serve immediately at room temperature. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Tools:

  • Piping bag (for frosting = optional).
  • 12-cup standard muffin tin.
  • Note:

  • If you’d prefer a sweeter cupcake, you can use condensed milk instead of the evaporated milk as seen in the video.

Questions & Replies

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  1. NormaW727
    It's the condensed milk sweetened or are you talking about evaporated milk?
  2. Vicki P.
    The recipe calls for both cheddar and parmesan cheese. The directions don't address when to add parmesan, but does the cheddar. I watched the video, it shows the parmesan being added but NO cheddar. Are both cheeses to be used? If cheddar is also added, it would be a 4 cheese cupcake with cream cheese used in the frosting adding yet another cheese. The recipe is a tad confusing. It does not say if its okay serving at room temp or if they are to be warm. Clarification would be appreciated. Thank you for the video.


  1. matti07
    The recipe ingredients call for Parmesan cheese, but the directions refer to cheddar. Which one is intended?
  2. Patricia S.
    Isn't a savory cupcake a muffin?
  3. Lora F.
    These were so good! I served them with a hearty beef stew instead of bread & everyone was impressed and loved the cakes. This recipe is a keeper!
  4. colleen.benton
    Cheddar cheese or Parm or something else? Sweetened condensed milk or something else? Thank you.
  5. Izy Hossack
    I thought these were really easy to make and had a nice fluffy texture inside. The gooey cheese in the centre was a great ‘surprise’ too! Such a good alternative to a standard sweet cupcake for a lunchtime snack.


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