Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate chips + cream cheese = Cupcake Heaven! Make these moist and delicious little bundles of joy using this homemade cupcake recipe. Great to make for birthdays or parties!

Cooking Time30 min


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. 
  3. Mix with electric beater until smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes.  Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon salt, water, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and baking soda.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Insert 18 paper liners in cupcake pans. Fill each cup 1/3 full with flour mixture.  Drop 1 heaping teaspoon cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with topping.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  1. Mix together the sugar and nuts. (The top of cupcake will collapse a little.)

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