Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Desserts Chocolate

Chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin cheesecake filling are a delicious combination of rich, moist chocolate cake and a creamy pumpkin smoothness inside.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 306
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • Filling:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure pumpkin
  • 6 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 3 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, or more to taste
  • Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • 2   Place cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, egg, pumpkin, yellow food coloring, red food coloring, and salt in a bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 3   Whisk flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Mix in water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract until batter is well blended.
  • 4   Fill muffin cups 1/2-full with batter; top with 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top.
  • 5   Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 15.5g 24%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Potassium 99mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 40.1g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Protein 4.2g 8%
Sugars 26g  
Vitamin A 272IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 25mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 22mg  
Folate 34mcg