Chocolate Cream Cupcake Recipe

Be Mine Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with a surprise cream cheese filling tucked inside. Top these cupcakes with whipped cream and chocolate heart for your valentine..

50 min. prep time
30 cupcakes
343 Ratings



1/2 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened


1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups water
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Set aside.

Combine 1 3/4 cups sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add water, melted chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. (Mixture may look curdled.) Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon chocolate mixture into each prepared muffin pan cup; top with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon chocolate mixture on top.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.

Beat chilled whipping cream and powdered sugar in chilled bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread about 3 tablespoons frosting onto each cupcake. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

- Refrigerate frosting for up to 4 days. If mixture softens, rewhip to stiff peaks.

- Garnish with Chocolate Filigree Hearts or as desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 250

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 60mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13113©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I waste my time and ingredients.
So tasty and I added some chocolate chips to the cream cheese filling for an extra special surprise.
keep refrigerated and add whipped cream las before serving

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