Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

 You need something for the church bake sale or the kids forgot to tell you they needed something for the PTA bake sale? This recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake cupcakes from the Bake Sale Favorites is attractive, tasty and easy to make. You can whip them together in about 10 minutes, bake for 20 minutes and sprinkle with chocolate chips and cool. Easy to put together after supper for the next day.
  To take to a bake sale, package separately or 6 in a package. Gift boxes from the Dollar Store make attractive packaging or place on paper plates and wrap with plastic wrap or cellophane. 
  I did a few with just powdered sugar on the top, for those who are not chocolate lovers and used milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Either way, they are good and quick.
Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes
1 ½ cups Semi-Sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 teaspoon salt
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg 
½ teaspoon salt
  Make filling first. Beat all filling ingredients in a small mixer bowl until creamy. You could stir in some chocolate chips or coconut is desired. *(I put this back in the refrigerator to set back up while I made the cake batter.)
 Next, melt ½ cup of the chocolate in small bowl in microwave at medium power for about 45 seconds to one minute. Stir and let cool while getting the cake batter together. It will be cool enough when you are ready to add it. 
  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, oil, egg and vanilla in large mixer bowl until blended. Beat in milted chocolate; gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water. (batter will be quite thin.)
Spoon cupcake batter into 16 paper cupcake lined muffin pans filling half full. Drop in a tablespoon of the filling, Spoon remaining batter over the cupcakes filling about ⅔ full.
  Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and sprinkle with rest of the chocolate chips. Let set till they melt and spread with a knife to frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.


  1. Oh, thanks for this recipe! A friend used to make these years ago & we loved them. Will make a batch for guests next month. :-)

  2. Glad we could help. Keep in mind that the batter will be thin before baking.

  3. Excellent stuff, this turned out great, and tastes delicious.

  4. Where did you find this book? And have you seen the cookie book one?

    1. The book is Sue's and she bought it at a book sale. You might try Amazon or one of the used book sites. I haven't seen the cookie book one but it sure sounds interesting.

    2. Here's a link to the cookbook review: Bake Sale Favorites book review

      And a link to may find it elsewhere too. Bake Sale Favorites


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