Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

These easy tuxedo cupcakes are a scrumptious blend of deep chocolate and cheesecake.  They come from the Finest Recipes  (1995 addition) cookbook from First Baptist Church Huntsville, AL. 

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients In Simple Tuxedo Cupcake Recipe

  • cream cheese room temperature – room temperature cream cheese incorporates so much easier than cold cream cheese.
  • egg unbeaten – combines with the cream cheese and sugar and makes a cheesecake filling.
  • sugar
  • chocolate chips – mini chips probably work better, but regular size are also good.
  • cake flour sifted – cake flour can clump together easily, so it is good to sift it.
  • sugar
  • cocoa
  • baking soda
  • water – you can substitute coffee
  • cooking oil
  • Vinegar – combined with the baking soda it takes the place of an egg in this cupcake
Amazing Tuxedo Cupcakes

Also Known As Black Bottom CupcakesNot Sexy

While doing my research on these cupcakes I found they are also know as Black Bottom Cupcakes.

Whatever you call them, let’s face it these are not sexy cupcakes.    These cupcakes are the not so hot girl you should have asked to prom.  You know, the one with inner beauty. 

Because these easy chocolate cheesecake cupcakes taste incredible, but lack in outer beauty,  I’m calling them my John 7:24 cupcakes – Don’t judge by appearance….  

If you judge these moist chocolate cheesecake lovelies by appearance you will be missing out.  These are pure cupcake yumminess at its best.

It’s a deep chocolate cupcake with a cheesecake middle.  The cheesecake middle is filled with chocolate chips and nuts.   All these put together complement each other in a glorious way.

These chocolate cheesecake delights are so easy to make and they can be served at so many different occasions (birthdays, take them on road trips, picnics, after meal dessert, pot luck, etc.).  Great for kids, families, adults and freeze well.

If you are embarrassed to be seen with them in public, you might want to  lightly ice them.  I’ve provided directions for a cream cheese frosting, that will top these off brilliantly.

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

Easy to make recipe with the best chocolate, cheesecake flavor
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, Old Fashion, Glaze, Moist, Southern, Classic, Bundt, Best
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 22 cupcakes
Calories 270kcal
Cost $5


  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • 2 medium cupcake pans (12 cups per pan)
  • 22 cupcake liners


Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  • 1 ½ cups Cake Flour Sifted
  • 1 cup Pecans or Walnuts
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Regular or dark
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 ½Tbsp Vinegar

Cream Cheese Cupcake Icing (optional)

  • 1 cup Confectioners' sugar Sifted for best results
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese


  • Preheat Oven to 350

Make Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  • Combine, in a mixer or by hand, flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, salt, water, vanilla, cooking oil and vinegar. Literally, throw in a mixing bowl in no particular order and mix. Easy right????
  • Fold in nuts

Make Cheesecake Recipe

  • Combine, with a mixer, cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt
  • Fold in chocolate chips

Fill Cupcake Liners

  • Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full of cupcake mixture
    Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake
  • Add a heaping teaspoon of the cheesecake mixture in each liner. Plop it in the middle of the cupcake mixture
    Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake
  • Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes
  • I start checking them at the 25 minute mark
  • Make sure they are firm in the middle before removing from oven
  • The minute I see any sign of yellow or brown in the cream cheese mixture they come out.
  • If you are frosting let cool before frosting

Cream Cheese Cupcake Icing (optional)

  • In mixer combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla on medium to high speed until smooth
  • Turn down speed to low and add sugar in 2 batches
  • I lightly ice these cup cakes, as I want the taste of the cupcake itself to really shine.


These cupcakes freeze amazingly well. Wrap the them tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place them in a heavy duty freezer bag.  A plastic Tupperware like storage container also stores these well for freezing. 
These cupcakes can be made ahead of time and frosted later.  Because they freeze so well, they can prepared, frozen and frosted weeks later.


Calories: 270kcal


  1. 5 stars
    Actually when I first saw these I thought you were making leaf designs on the tops. They look decadent and would make a great dessert for those members of the family that can eat wheat and dairy!

    1. Yes abstract leaf designs. That was what I was going for. Thanks for your kind comment.

  2. cupcakes and cheesecake in one dessert – yes please!

    1. A new way to promote these. Thanks for the kind comment.

  3. Jere Cassidy says:

    5 stars
    I have plenty of recipes that taste amazing and aren’t really pretty and then…..those recipes that come out gorgeous and lack in taste. I’ll go with the taste amazing desserts anytime. And, chocolate and cheesecake flavors in a cupcake sounds amazing.

    1. I know ugly and delicious wins every time. Thanks for your nice words.

  4. I love your reference of John 7:24! Also, these sound delicious (:

    1. I’m so glad someone gets my reference. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  5. What a great idea making mini cheesecakes in the form of cupcakes. These will be great to put into my husband’s lunch or to have on hand for a quick sweet-tooth fix.

    1. Your husband will love these for lunch. Thanks for the nice comments.

  6. 5 stars
    These cupcakes sound super tasty. Love the chocolate cheesecake combo! I don’t think it matters if they’re not so pretty. Taste is so much more important!

  7. Ok… you got me for sure… chocolate & cheesecake & all in a cupcake? YUMMY!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh wow, so awesome that you combined cheesecake and cupcakes in one recipe. I love these easy chocolate cheesecake cupcakes.

  9. 5 stars
    These cupcakes sound tasty! Judging by the ingredient list, I am sure they are! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and cheesecake 🙂

    1. Exactly chocolate and cheesecake, there’s no wrong. Thanks for the kind comment.

  10. 5 stars
    Wow, cupcake and cheesecake in a single recipe. That’s really awesome idea.

    1. An awesome and delicious, that I’ll gladly hijack.

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