Chocolate chunk cream cheese cupcakes

7 Nov


A little while back I blogged about Oreo cupcakes and it went OFF! Obvs everyone is fond of a cupcake that is drenched in chocolate, more chocolate and a swirl of decadent cream cheese. I know I am, and I’m not even a cupcake fiend.


I stumbled across this decadent yet simple recipe on, which was submitted by a member called Nan in Ontario. I made a few tweaks.

I made these for a family picnic and everyone, including my hard-to-please dad, enjoyed them. Did I mention how yummy they are?


1 package cream cheese, softened
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
About 100grams dark chocolate cut into chunks
¾ cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable [not olive] oil



Preheat oven to 180C and line 20 cupcake pans with liners.

In bowl of electric mixer combine cream cheese, egg and sugar.

Add choc chunks and set aside.

In another bowl combine remaining ingredients then fill cupcake wrappers ¾ full with mix.

Drop large spoonful of cream cheese mixture on top.

Bake 20-25 minutes.



41 Responses to “Chocolate chunk cream cheese cupcakes”

  1. Profiteroles & Ponytails November 7, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    What can I say? Good things come from Ontario! I would like one right now — and it is breakfast time! (more time to burn them off that way!)

    • thehungrymum November 10, 2012 at 10:45 am #

      I never met a Canadian I didn’t like 🙂

  2. Nat Yusop | BakeSlave November 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Oh my.
    Chocolate AND cheese. You are killing me. You are really killing me.

  3. cookie train November 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm #


  4. linguisticsandcake November 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Looks super yum – sort of like cheesecake cupcakes?!

  5. littlemisswelsteadscookeryclass November 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    These look delicious! I might have to try them this weekend 🙂

  6. petit4chocolatier November 8, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Wow, these look so scrumptious!

  7. girlinafoodfrenzy November 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Hard to please families must realise how lucky they are to have you hungry mum! It’s funny how often I’ll trial something new and taste test on my guy/workmates/friends depending on what it is. The appeal in these cupcakes is definitely the two toned, cream cheesy & chocolate layer, 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 9, 2012 at 2:26 am #

      Oh yeah – often my work friends are guinea pigs! If I’m trying a new recipe that I’m not 100% sure of I make hubby try it first – he’s less likely to sue if I make him ill! On the flipside, my daughters get soooo excited on the rare occasion I buy bickies [which are always used in baking anyway] as I think they are over home made bickies!

  8. Alicia November 9, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    These look amazing! Hmm, I’m definitely going to get fatter reading your delicious blog, ha 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 9, 2012 at 2:23 am #

      Thanks! Yep, you won’t find health food on my blog but sugar makes life sweeter 🙂

  9. marianhd November 10, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Following your blog could be dangerous for my waistline! 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 10, 2012 at 3:22 am #

      Yeah, it is an occupational hazard! I find joining, although not actually attending a gym, evens things out a bit 🙂

  10. daisyandthefox November 11, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    wow these look so delicious!! 🙂 and easy!

    • thehungrymum November 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      Easy & delish – what more could you want?!

  11. Adrian Briones (@food_rehab) November 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Now that’s a combo worth baking! Love chunks of chocolate in cupcakes

  12. Cass @foodmyfriend November 12, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    That’s an awesome mix! They look so pretty with no icing. I love them!

    • thehungrymum November 12, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Thanks! I’m fairly allergic to making icing [soooo time consuming] so I almost never ice things 🙂

  13. Rose November 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh my gosh! It looks absolutely yummy! I’m pretty sure my kids would love it. Serve them anything cheesy or chocolatey, they’d adore you! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • thehungrymum November 13, 2012 at 7:56 am #

      Thanks for your lovely words Rose! I must say, I don’t have a sweet tooth but these could be my downfall 🙂

  14. Christine (@cookingcrusade) November 13, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    These look very indulgent and perfect for a picnic! I love cheesecakey and chocolatey things so this is right down my alley!

    • thehungrymum November 13, 2012 at 7:53 am #

      Portable desserts are always good! And cheesecakey is the best word I’ve heard in FOREVER!

  15. Parsley Sage November 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    So naughty. So delicious. I’ll have 4, please 🙂

    • thehungrymum November 14, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      Sometimes naughty is the only way to go 😉

  16. Lilly Sue November 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Love the post! They look delicious!!

  17. AniShah December 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    YUM! Is all I can say…

  18. Jhuls August 18, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    Wooow!! Chocolate and cream cheese! I’m bookmarking this one. Honestly, my migraine doesn’t like cream cheese that much but I will try this! This is divine!!! 😀

    • thehungrymum August 19, 2013 at 6:39 am #

      O no – migraines are the worst. This is a wonderful cake, hopefully you can try one without getting a sore head x

      • Jhuls August 19, 2013 at 6:44 am #

        Haha! You know, I just copied this on Word document to save it and include it finally on my list – just five minutes ago!! Anyway, my migraine really hates cream cheese but I will give this a try and will let you know. And thanks a lot for following back. 🙂

  19. Sophie33 November 24, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Such a lovely post! I made them a few a days ago & loved them immensely! xxx

    • thehungrymum November 24, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      did you really?! So happy that you loved them – I reckon they are a real winner.

      • Sophie33 November 24, 2014 at 10:51 am #

        I think so too! 🙂

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