Day 76 – Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

15 Oct

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes (recipe below from The Capitol Baker).  Two main ingredients that I’m a pretty big fan of!  Now, sometimes non-frosting cupcakes aren’t my favorite.  I have hope though!  This looks like a strong 2-part contender!!  I mean, c’mon.  They look really tasty, right?!  Let’s dig in!


The cake part is dense.  It isn’t overly anything – not too chocolate, not too sweet or bitter.  The cream cheese part is thick and almost doughy – a lot like a chocolate chip cookie – sweet and creamy with a nice balance of chocolate chips.


The balance is really nice. It’s a rich, chocolatey cupcake. Because it has 2 distinct flavors, you don’t realize it’s not technically frosted.

Note: the full-size is better, but the mini is a pretty good interpretation. They are surprisingly solid. And a great cupcake option for those who aren’t huge fans of frosting – you get the 2 flavors without the buttercream or frosting taste.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18


Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes (recipe from The Capitol Baker)

for the filling:
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
for the cupcake:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups water
2/3 cups vegetable oil
2 Tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract

For directions visit The Capitol Baker.

*Tomorrow: Chai Latte Cupcakes*

8 Responses to “Day 76 – Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes”

  1. sonia555 October 15, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    This is pure indulgence I mean I love frostings but this is just yum #Worthashot

    • My Year of Cupcakes October 15, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Yes! I love that! “Pure indulgence” Isn’t that what cupcakes are supposed to be?

  2. Nancy marty October 15, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Yummmmm!!! These are just like Dixie Romey’s Black Bottom Cups (also called Surprise Cupcakes) in the Trinity cookbook! Our circle used to make them every year for the Lenten dinners. Good memories!!!!

  3. lauriepieper October 15, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Those look fabulous!! Nothing like a little cream cheese to make the day!

  4. tastytreats13 October 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Oh my gosh! Some day I have to try this because they look amazing!

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