Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake
(Last Updated On: December 22, 2022)

Name: Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Servings: 24


Cream Cheese Filling

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup granular sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Cupcake batter

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granular sugar
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder


Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with liners, spraying lightly with non-stick cooking spray.


Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add chocolate chips.


In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, stirring until well blended.

Spoon batter into muffin tins until each cup is 1/3 full.

Top each with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


While the cupcakes bake, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

Stir in vanilla and salt.

Gradually add powdered sugar, combining well.

Add cocoa powder, stirring and scraping sides until the cocoa is thoroughly incorporated.

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

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