Christmas Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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I’m so excited to share this Christmas version of our family favorite cupcakes, these delicious Christmas Cream Cheese Cupcakes , all ready for the holidays!  It’s got a rich chocolate base and a center of chocolate chip filled cream cheese right on top.

Christmas cupcakes

My kids were pretty delighted to encounter this Christmas version. Bright and colorful and fun! I’m all about festive treats to Christmas parties, this is perfect for any holiday gathering.

Let me interrupt these cupcakes, and share a fun picture of my family last year at the Christmas Tree Farm! Click that link to see more from that excursion. I kinda love taking family pictures in fun new places!

Family photos in Buffalo plaid at Christmas Tree Farm

Now, to the cupcake recipe, yum, yum.

Here is the simple recipe:

Christmas Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Favorite family recipe, adjusted for Christmas
Cuisine: dessert
Servings: 12 -18
Author: Kristen Duke
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temp
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temp or clumps cream cheese
  • tsp salt
  • green food coloring
  • cake:
  • cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup red chocolate chips
  • 1 cup other chocolate chips semi
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the filling, turn green, and set aside.
  3. Mix dry cake ingredients together and then add the oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the water over everything and mix with electric beaters.
  5. Fill cupcake liners half full of cake batter.
  6. Mix batter with brown chocolate chips or other
  7. Drop a heaping tablespoon of filling into the center of the chocolate batter.
  8. Top with 1 cup red chocolate chips sprinkled
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  10. Eat warm and gooey or put them in the fridge to chill for a more textured taste.
  11. Makes 15-18 cupcakes

Cream Cheese Cupcakes for Christmas dessert recipe

Here are a few other Christmas ideas I’ve shared in the past that you might enjoy:

Christmas Tree Bread


Christmas Lunch Jokes


The Gift of Dishes

Neighbor Gift: The-Gift-of-Dishes-for-the-Holidays

To see more Christmas family ideas, click on this link or on the image below!

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