Chocolate Cupcake Filled With Cheesecake – Low Calorie + Giveaway

chocolate cheesecake cupcake 6They say that Author’s brain is highly active at night. An idea comes to his head and he jumps on his typewriter/laptop and writes down all those scenes pouring like rain.

I guess the same happens to us foodies. I will all ready to go to bed, and sometimes already in bed, suddenly a new recipe finds its way to my head. Should I ignore it and go to sleep? No way!

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Can I make a chocolate cupcake, fill it with cheesecake, and keep it low in calorie? What if I baked a chocolate cupcake and topped it with cheesecake? These questions called upon more questions.

 chocolate cheesecake cupcake2In no time, I was standing in the kitchen, going through the cabinets, making sure I have all the ingredients I might need. The last thing I had to decide on was to top the cupcakes with cheesecake or fill them with it.

in tray 3I couldn’t wait for the morning to come and share my hard work with my loved ones, after all, my joy of cooking is nothing compared to the joy I feel when my family enjoys my food. These cupcakes were a hit and are perfect for romantic occasions.

chocolate cheesecake cupcake7 I settled on filling some cupcakes with cheesecake and topped the rest with it.

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The Muffin Cups are made of the highest quality FDA/LMBG Approved Food Grade Silicone.You can serve the cupcakes in Casabella colorful Muffin Cups (great idea for parties.)

standard casabella muffin cupsThey are non stick, so you can make your cupcakes, muffins, cheesecake, and they will come out easy every time, this also means no fuss when cleaning, in fact, you can just place them in you dishwasher.

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Chocolate Cupcake Filled with Cheesecake.

Serves 12, each cupcake is 141 calories 

For the Chocolate Cupcake:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons coco powder

4 Tablespoons milk

7 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Teaspoons baking powder

1 Medium egg

1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon yogurt

Pinch of salt


For Cheesecake:

1 Cup cream cheese (I used Philadelphia light, in some countries it’s called lightest.)

1/4 Cup sugar

1/4 Teaspoon vanilla

1 medium egg white  

Making the Cheesecake:

– In a bowl beat all the ingredients together until well combined. 

Making the Chocolate Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350F/180C.

In bowl, whisk together flour, coco powder, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

Make a well in the previous mixture. Add the egg, vanilla, yogurt, oil, and milk.

Whisk the wet ingredients until combined, then slowly start mixing it with the dry ingredients. (Do not over mix and do not mind the lumps, if there were any.)

 To fill the cupcakes with cheesecake:

– Pour a small amount of cake batter in cupcake liners, add the cheesecake mixture, then top it with cake batter filling about 3/4 the cupcake liner.

To top the cupcakes with cheesecake:

– Pour the cake batter to fill half the cupcake liner, and then add the enough cheesecake mixture, to fill 3/4 of the cupcake liner.

– Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Note: These cupcakes should be kept in the fridge.


50 Comments on Chocolate Cupcake Filled With Cheesecake – Low Calorie + Giveaway

  1. Anita Menon
    07/02/2014 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    Lovely cupcakes and so decadent looking. Cant believe that they are only 141 cals! such a good deal it is!

    • munatycooking
      07/02/2014 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Anita, they didn’t taste like low calorie cupcakes too :)

  2. Vimitha
    07/02/2014 at 9:59 am (2 years ago)

    I have some cream cheese and am going to try these right away… One question how much oz of cream cheese would be one oz…
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    07/02/2014 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

    Sorry that is how much oz of cream cheese would be one cup…

    • munatycooking
      07/02/2014 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Vamitha, it is around 7.5 to 8oz :)

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    These cupcakes look so decadent that I can’t believe they are low calorie! Well done, Muna.

    • munatycooking
      08/02/2014 at 4:56 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Angie, I made them with LOVE 😉

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    I am going to try these. Would do it today but I ran out of yogurt. Can I use sour cream instead?

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      Yes, sour cream is yogurts substitute in baking.

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