Micah's Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Cupcakes

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What do you get when you put cheesecake in the middle of devil's food cupcakes and frost with cream cheese frosting? A whole lot of happy people!

"Wow! These were absolutely wonderful! Very moist! I got 18 nice big cupcakes. Grated a little dark chocolate over the frosting. Frosting is great, not too sweet! Very easy recipe, will make often!"

- JudyAdz

Top-ranked recipe named "Micah's Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Cupcakes"

4.8 avg, 9 review(s) 89% would make again

Ingredients

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Cake
1 box Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 1/3 cups Water
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
3 Eggs
Filling
1 8-oz package Cream cheese,; softened
1 cup Baker's sugar
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Chocolate chips,; optional
Frosting
1 8 oz. package Cream cheese,; softened
1 stick Sweet cream unsalted butter,; (1/2 cup) melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Powdered sugar,; (up to 3) or to taste

Original recipe makes 18

Servings  

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350F. Line 3 (6-per) muffin tins with cupcake papers.

2 Make devil's food cake batter as directed on box.

3 For filling, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl with a hand mixer.

4 Fill cupcake papers 2/3 of the way full with cake batter. Add one heaping tablespoon of cream cheese filling to the middle of each cupcake. If desired, add a few chocolate chips on top of the filling at this point. Cover the filling and chocolate chips with the remaining cake batter.

5 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes of baking to ensure even baking.

FROSTING

While the cupcakes are baking, make the frosting.

1 Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.

2 Add the vanilla extract and mix.

3 Slowly add the powdered sugar; continually taste to get to desired sweetness.

4. Add to cooled cupcakes. Makes 18 large cupcakes.

Notes

Cupcakes come out large like muffins. For smaller cupcakes, line 4 or 5 (6-per) muffin tins and fill with less batter. Should yield 24-30 cupcakes.

**********CAKE VERSION************

Pour 1/2 the cake batter into a sheet cake pan. Spread a layer of the cream cheese filling; top with chocolate chips. Top with remaining cake batter. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cake is cooled, top with cream cheese frosting.

This can also be make as a round cake by using two round cake pans and putting a layer of filling in each. After cooled, frost the top and sides.

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swaneeth 10 months ago
Delicious! My gang loved these-will be keeping in my party box!
NellyO 1 year ago
turned out awesome! anyone know if you can bake the leftover filling into mini cheesecake cupcakes?
julie_golden 1 year ago
Made these with my little girls. They are DELICIOUS! I think next time I might make 24 cupcakes so I can put more cheesecake filling in them!
Tsbb332 2 years ago
Very rich and delicious! I think next time I won't put any batter on top... The cheesecake all sunk to the bottom, but it still tastes amazing!
Ahcheez 2 years ago
All my coworkers ask over and over for me to make them again. they are starting to place special orders. Yummy!
christyjoan2 2 years ago
These cupcakes were a hit at our "Girl's Night In"!! They were very moist and delicious!!
Kblood 3 years ago
Wow! These were absolutely wonderful! Very moist! I got 18 nice big cupcakes. Grated a little dark chocolate over the frosting. Frosting is great, not too sweet! Very easy recipe, will make often!
JudyAdz 3 years ago
Cupcakes come out large like muffins. For smaller cupcakes, line 4 or 5 (6-per) muffin tins and fill with less batter. Should yield 24-30 cupcakes. **********CAKE VERSION************ Pour 1/2 the cake batter into a sheet cake pan. Spread a layer of the cream cheese filling; top with chocolate chips. Top with remaining cake batter. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cake is cooled, top with cream cheese frosting. This can also be make as a round cake by using two round cake pans and putting a layer of filling in each. After cooled, frost the top and sides. [I posted this recipe.]
NiftyNoodle 5 years ago
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