Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcakes are more fun when they have a surprise filling inside. In this chocolate cupcakes recipe, they’re filled with sweet cream for a decadent treat!

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 2cupswhite sugar
  • cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • 1cuphot water
  • cupshortening
  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • cupmilk
  • 1tbspwater
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupconfectioner’s sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 12-cup muffin tins.

  2. Sift the flour, 2 cups of white sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into the flour mixture using an electric hand mixer on medium for about 3 minutes, until smooth.

  4. Stir the baking soda and hot water together in a small bowl, then mix into the batter. Pour batter into muffin cups to ⅔ full.

  5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

  6. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cream Filling:

  1. Beat the shortening, ½ cup of white sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon of water, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl using an electric hand mixer for 5 to 7 minutes until smooth.

  2. Add the confectioners’ sugar, then beat for 3 to 5 minutes until fully incorporated.

  3. Insert the frosting into the cupcakes using a pastry tube fitted with a rosette tip. Frost the tops of cupcakes with remaining frosting.

  4. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 285.70kcal
  • Fat: 15.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.82g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.72g
  • Fiber: 0.79g
  • Sugar: 24.01g
  • Protein: 2.47g
  • Cholesterol: 14.08mg
  • Sodium: 188.77mg
  • Calcium: 35.94mg
  • Potassium: 57.97mg
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.10mg
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