Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chocolate and Cream Cheese Together...Nothing Better

This is my "go to" recipe for a quick dessert. It's perfect to take to a party, picnic or get together...or make a batch and eat them all yourself!! They don't need frosting, so you can make 'em and take 'em.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
  • one package Devils Food Cake mix and the ingredients to make it
  • 1 eight ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Prepare chocolate cake mix according to the directions on the box. Line cupcake pan with cupcake papers. Fill each cupcake paper 2/3 full with batter. Set pans aside.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and pinch of salt and beat until mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.
Add one heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture to each of the unbaked cupcakes .
Bake at 350* F for 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack. Eat warm or cold. Enjoy!!
These are so yummy. I made a batch for a party and this is the only picture I took...them going into the oven. Of course I was rushing to the party and never took a picture when they were done.

Sometimes the cream cheese stays at the top...

and other times it sinks to the bottom...either way, it has cream cheese and that's all that matters!!

Happy Baking,

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  1. We call these "Black Bottom Muffins" but we don't use cake mix, we make a chocolate batter from scratch too :)

    They are delish!!!!

  2. Yum! I think I'd add a nice dollop of milk chocolate frosting too...never too much chocolate!


  3. Oh my gosh, I want to reach into my computer and pick up one of those delicious looking cupcakes. I can smell them somehow. Yummy!

  4. Oh Karen I can´t believe it!!!!! You just made my day special. I used to make this recipe when I lived in the States, but completely forgot how to make it. I was telling my kids about it some time ago. It was a bit different though. I used to make it with a chocolate batter not cake mix but I guess I will manage to make them. I can feel the taste in my mouth!!!!Delicious!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

  5. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try these! :0)

  6. Yhanks for the recipe- I have to take treats to our next Guild meeting and they will be perfect.

  7. Wonderful - wonderful --- wish I was home to make right now! Thanks!

  8. My daughters and I just made these last week. We put a simple cream cheese frosting on them - they were declared to be the 'best cupcake I ever tasted' - I quite agree....thanks! Piece....

  9. Ack!! This is a must try for me!! I am a chocolate freak. You have totally worn me down. Can you please show a photo of a completely cooked one, if there are any left?

  10. OH...I really want to make these soon!! They sound absolutely WONDERFUL.

  11. Gracias por la receta, Mmmmmm se vé deliciosa!!!, un beso

  12. Tomorrow night is Bunco again and I have to bring a dessert. Now I know what I'm gonna make! Fantastic recipe, Karen, Thanks!

  13. Oh, these look yummy even before they're cooked. I will definitely give them a can you go wrong with chocolate and cream cheese. Patty

  14. I am going to make these tomorrow for a staff meeting. I am going to sprinkle powdered sugar on them.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  15. I have a yummy chocolate cake recipe too... must try it like this!

  16. I used to make these cupcakes years ago and they were a favorite with everyone. I even had an old friend call me a few months ago for the recipe - her kids remembered having them at my house when they were little :o) It's great that these old recipes stick around - they are YUMMY!!! Thanks for reminding me about them -

  17. Mmmm - makes me hungry just looking at them!

  18. YUM! Those look absolutely marvelous! I'm definitely going to try these. I just printed out the recipe. Thank you!

    Oh a different note, I finished one of my two Snowball quilts. You can see it here: Thanks for a fun quilt-along. I'm excited to work on my next one.

    xo -E

  19. You know what would be good, is put half the cake misture in the bottom of the cupcake, them put the dollop of cream cheese mixture on top of it, then cover it with more cake mixture. So it is in the centre of the cupcake.

    Also what would be nice is adding a spoonful of jam in the centre as well.

    Gill in Canada

  20. Oooh they look yummy! Do you think I could use peanut butter instead of cream cheese?? (I'm addicted to reeses peanut butter cups at the!)
    I think I need a chocolate boost now...hehehehee!
    Love Wendy xx

  21. Thanks Karen for the recipe. I will
    be making these. They look so good.

  22. It's good to learn something new every day and the plastic knife is new to me.... will have to put it to the test. Such a shame to HAVE TO bake a pan of brownies now. LOL

  23. Did this, not with Devils Food Cake mix (I have my own chocolate cake recipe). Everybody loved them and asked for the source of such a great idea.


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