Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

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20 min.
45 min.
16 cupcakes

Delicious! A dollop of cheesecake filling hides in each of these rich chocolate cupcakes. Top them with melted chocolate chips and some colored sprinkles for a birthday treat.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 packages (3 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease or paper-line 16 muffin cups.

MICROWAVE 1/2 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, oil, egg and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Beat in melted chocolate; gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water (batter will be thin).

BEAT cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in small mixer bowl until creamy. Stir in 1 cup morsels.

SPOON batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 1/2 full. Spoon filling by rounded tablespoon over batter. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While still hot, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup morsels. Let cool for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread to frost. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Chocolate Cheesecake....

What could be better! These worked out very nice for an office party, kept refrigerated what we didn't need at the time, ate them the next day!

- Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR


this is the first cupcake I've tried to bake it is amazing delicious and successful.Thank you for this recipe I am proud of my ability of baking it.I baked it today,we ate it all and I was asked to do it again

- basma alattar from KUWAIT, KS

As a bundt

I made these cupcakes, and they were the biggest hit! I tried the cake as a bundt cake, I was a little frustrated with baking times, and I thought I over cooked the cake, but it came out really well!!!! A very rich and delicious cake! It is not the favorite in the neighborhood!

- Annie McGreen from PARMA, OH

Great Recipe!

These cupcakes were delicious! They were a huge hit at my sister's birthday bash, better than trying to serve up cake to all those people and MUCH tastier than your regular old cupcake! I will definitely keep this one!

- NICOLE AMSTUTZ from Massillon, OH

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

The cream cheese filling was a big hit. It transformed plain chocolate cupcakes into something special. I was asked to make a double batch the next time since they disappeared so fast and my family was looking for more.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Total Fat: 15g (23% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (34% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13% of DV)
  • Sodium: 210mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 32g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 21g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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