Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

chocolate chip cupcakes

These simple cupcakes start with a yellow cake mix as the base and definitely will satisfy anyone’s chocolate cravings.  I recently bought “The Cake Mix Doctor Returns” cookbook and this was one of the cakes in it.  I thought they’d make great cupcakes.  With the basis of this recipe being a boxed cake mix, you can bake these in no time.  They turned out super moist and are loaded with chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


1 yellow cake mix, with pudding in the mix
1 cup milk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
12 oz bag of mini semisweet chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  In your electric mixer bowl, beat together the cake mix, milk, oil, vanilla and eggs.  Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

2.  Place cupcake liners into your cupcake pans and fill each one 3/4 full.  You should get 24 cupcakes in total.  Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

3.  Cool cupcakes completely then frost with chocolate cream cheese frosting, recipe below.

chocolate chip cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

from My Baking Addiction


8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
4 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter, cream cheese and shortening until well blended.

2. Add in the vanilla and salt and mix on low speed until well combined.

3. Gradually pour in the chocolate until thoroughly combined.

4. Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time until completely incorporated.

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