Strawberry-Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe -
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Strawberry-Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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"These cupcakes come out so moist, and the surprise in the middle makes them even better - the whipped cream cheese makes filling nice and creamy."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Stir chocolate cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, water, and eggs together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour cake batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  5. Place a small spoonful of whipped cream cheese in each muffin cup.
  6. Stir strawberry preserves in a bowl until smooth; spoon about 1/4 teaspoon per cupcake over cream cheese.
  7. Gently press strawberry preserves and cream cheese into the cake batter with a spoon.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until cupcake tops spring back when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes.
  9. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Spread cream cheese frosting over completely cooled cupcakes and garnish with strawberry slices.
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Apr 22, 2012

Tastes delicious! The only thing I had to change with the second batch I made was to put a little batter in then the cream cheese and preserves. Also it helps to mix the cream cheese and strawberry preserves.

Jul 16, 2012

These are delicious! I've made them twice and they were great both times. paigeperski is right- it's better to mix the strawberry preserves and cream cheese before putting them in the cupcakes. Another modification that I made was to fill the cups about halfway with batter, put in the cream cheese mix and then fill the cup the rest of the way with batter. Two problems (sort of) with this recipe, though. 1st, the batter is very thick, and it only makes 15-18 muffin-sized cupcakes. 2nd, the recipe calls for way more cream cheese than is really necessary. I think you could easily use a smaller container of cream cheese. Overall, though, these are great!


4 Ratings

Feb 02, 2014

the cupcakes were tasty, not overly sweet, but they sunk in the middle and the filling didn't stay in the center, it flattened out almost in a layered fashion which made peeling the paper difficult because they crumbled apart as you peeled off the paper

Sep 16, 2013

I tried this omg it didn't turn out so good I don't know what I did I follow everything right I measured it out perfectly but it came out gummy Im very sad because it seem to be a really good thing


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  • Calories
  • 295 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 294 mg
  • 12%

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

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