Easy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes

1 Aug


If like me, you are a baking addict, you are usually called upon to bring baked goods when attending barbeques, parties and picnics.

That suits me just fine. Ask me to make a salad, and if I can’t outsource it to Miss 11 – who makes THE best Greek salad – I will, albeit reluctantly. Request a fruit platter from me and I will groan internally while asking the Hungry Dad to chop up the many kilos of fruit required.

However, ask me to bring something sweet and I am your gal! In fact, ask me to bring A cake – as in one – and chances are I will bring you a cake, plus cupcakes, plus a slice and maybe a tart recipe I am working on.

These easy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes are on high rotation when I am on dessert duty at BBQS as they taste amazing, are easy to make, and require no cutting or plating up. They are a more sophisticated take on cupcakes and require no icing – score!

Use the best quality dark chocolate you can get your paws on as the taste of the finished product will depend on your choc of choice. And make sure you leave the chocolate in decent size chunks!

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1 package cream cheese, softened, diced
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
100 grams dark chocolate cut into chunks
¾ cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil



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

In the bowl of an electric mixer use paddle attachment to beat cream cheese, egg and sugar until combined.

Stir in choc chunks and set aside.

In another bowl stir together remaining ingredients to make the cake mixture, then fill cupcake wrappers ¾ full with this cake mix.

Drop large spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on top and use a butter knife to gently swirl through the cake.

Bake for between 20-25 minutes.

Cool in pans until completely cool.




13 Responses to “Easy chocolate cream cheese cupcakes”

  1. heartandsoul974 August 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    I’m with you…I’d rather make desserts to share rather than a salad. Thanks for sharing.😁

  2. A Cookbook Collection August 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

    I’m the opposite, I’m much better at bringing the savoury stuff. We should have a party together and you can do desserts! 😉

  3. Snapshotsincursive August 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    Ahhh. Chocolate is my friend! 😍🍓

  4. Deb_Larder&Life August 2, 2017 at 1:18 am #

    These look and sound delicious! x

  5. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso August 2, 2017 at 4:29 am #

    Chocolate and cheese cake is such a great combination. I’m sure everyone loved it. 🙂

  6. Aria Smith August 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    Wow, YUM! I try to make these wonderful cup cakes today, looks delicious and easy thanks for sharing!!

  7. FrugalHausfrau August 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    In the States we call these “Black Bottom” Cupcakes! They look absolutely divine!!


  8. Antonia August 11, 2017 at 5:39 am #

    My daughter would love these! Yummy!

  9. deliciouslynell August 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    Yum! These look great!

  10. Celine A D'souza October 24, 2017 at 1:54 am #

    Delicious! I love cupcakes and always experiment new ways to enjoy the delicious taste! Thanks for sharing this idea! Cheese and chocolate in my favorite cupcakes! Loved this will try again and again!

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you Celine! I could eat a heap of these cakes in one go and not regret a single thing 🙂

  11. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) October 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    These look and sound really scrumptious. I would happily take a dozen or two to the next BBQ I attend. Though child labour salad sounds pretty good too LOL ;p

    • The Hungry Mum October 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank you 😉 If my kitchen is ever raided by the Child Labour peeps I will have soooo much explaining to do!

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