The Frugal Witch

May 29, 2008

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Filed under: Blogroll, D.I.Y., Food, home life, kitchen, video blog — Tags: , , , , , , — Womon in the Woods @ 5:02 pm

I had been watching this week’s installment of Decor it Yourself, a Threadbanger series (links shall be up…D.I.Y. is frugal, too!!!) and I came across this great blog called How About Orange. I saw and immediately knew I needed to make this cupcake recipe. I listed it below but I encourage you to check out the rest of How About Orange for other great recipes and crafty things and just plain old pretty and joy. So behold, a video of the making of these beautious cupcakes. Rob helped me tape, and you’ll see his other “contribution” as well. If you make these, let me know how you enjoyed them and if there are any changes you made to the recipe. I’ll link you in the spirit of info sharing….and who doesn’t like chocolate? OH! I should mention, some how I made 21 cupcakes for a recipe that called an 18 yeild….oh well….too bad, more cupcakes.

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter chips (or just use more chocolate if you want)

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 Tbs. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a bowl, beat cream cheese. Add sugar, egg, salt. Mix well. Fold in chips. Set aside. For cupcakes, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix well. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with batter. Top each with 2 Tbs. of cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Makes 18.


Just prior to going into the oven…

Mid-bake….told you I’m impatient!

So pretty…can’t hardly stand the waiting…


Oh my Goddess, yum!!

You have to try these!



  1. I saw these on your flickr and had to come right over and check out the recipe. I can’t wait to try them!

    Comment by Linda — May 29, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

  2. looks quite yummy

    Comment by maggie m — June 4, 2008 @ 7:35 am

  3. I’ll be making these this afternoon for a friend of mine, whose birthday is today! They look yummy!

    Comment by nikki/whimsylove — July 29, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  4. lawsie maise (as pioneer woman would say!) i found this recipe from nikki of whimsy love and i made them tonight with my 11 year old – yowsah! i love how all 3 of us had completely different looking results – i have never made anything in my life that turned out like the recipe book. i am going to do a post on my blog next FRIDAY (photostory friday) about them. come check it out if you like!

    Comment by scrappysue — August 1, 2008 @ 3:16 am

  5. I found this site through google and made this recipe for a dinner party…
    wow they were so amazing. they turned out perfectly.

    Comment by Valerie — September 9, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

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