You Really CAN Stuff Just About Anything!

This has become the favorite recipe of many lovely readers over at Handle The Heat! Lets’ have a look at what kind of feedback this has received:


YUM! Cheesecake is my fav, and I can only imagine how extra amazing it is stuffed INSIDE a cupcake.

I’m not a plain chocolate cake/cupcake person but stuffed with cheesecake? Heck yea.

Made these and they were such a big hit. Everyone thought I purchased them somewhere vs. making them as they were that decadent.




For the cupcakes:
2 cups (340 grams) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 1/2 cups (187 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (66 grams) vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water

For the cheesecake filling:
6 ounces (170 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon salt



For the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two standard muffin tins with 16 paper liners.

Place 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. If not completely melted, return to the microwave for 10 second bursts until smooth. Let cool.

Combine the dry ingredients (except sugar). In a large bowl vigorously whisk the sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in the melted chocolate chips. Gradually add the flour mixture alternatively with the water. The batter will be quite thin.

For the filling:
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and salt until creamy. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Fill each muffin cup half full. Spoon a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling over the batter. Spoon the remaining batter on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. While still hot, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips onto the cupcakes. Let cool for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate chips are shiny, then spread to frost.






Quick Tip: Freeze these for a special treat with your coffee whenever you want one!

Thanks to Handle the Heat for this awesome cupcake recipe!

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