Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Filling Recipe

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Gertrude Jenkins Modified: May 12, 2022
Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Filling Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Filling

Indulge in delectable chocolate and cream cheese goodness with our Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Filling Recipe! Serve these at Thanksgiving dinner.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(1 package) at room temperature
  • cupwhite sugar
  • 1egg
  • 2tbsppumpkin,100% pure
  • 6dropsyellow food coloring
  • 3dropsred food coloring
  • tspsalt
  • ½cupchocolate chips,semisweet, or more to taste

For Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 ½cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1tspbaking Soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupvegetable oil
  • 1cupwater
  • 1tspwhite vinegar
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Place cream cheese, ⅓ 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 ½ teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Mix in water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract until batter is well blended.

  4. Fill muffin cups ½-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 for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Serve and enjoy for Thanksgiving dinner!


  • Calories: 718.10kcal
  • Fat: 16.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 125.94g
  • Fiber: 4.30g
  • Sugar: 29.08g
  • Protein: 15.29g
  • Cholesterol: 35.52mg
  • Sodium: 310.36mg
  • Calcium: 53.61mg
  • Potassium: 197.19mg
  • Iron: 6.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 80.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.16mg
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