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Delicious, homemade Chocolate Cupcakes filled and topped with an incredible Cinnamon Cheesecake Frosting!

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Finally, a cupcake recipe! Finally…

I only have maybe two cupcake recipes on here; this recipe for Yogurt Cupcakes and this one for Spider Oreo Cupcakes <—-FUN! Yet, my daughter Ana and I make cupcakes once a week.

But, I feel like I’m back on track and can finally post recipes I have stashed away for Fall Baking. I’m also thinking that the calendar and I are beginning to get along, again.

Dear Calendars, let’s be friends, please! I swear I know how to read you and follow you… It’s just those little people in my house kind of squeeze all the organizational juice out of me…  

So, what is the big deal about these cupcakes?


I mean, they just happened to rock my world when my face met up with them, but other than that, nothing.

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One other thing. My daughter, Ana, also made A cupcake just for you and there it is, in all of its pink glory… On a paper plate that she just had to have. It was her photo prop.

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This photo above looks like a monster-thing, doesn’t it?!

Who cares! Look at all that cheesecakey goodness in there!

In case you didn’t notice the cinnamon cheesecake frosting, lemme tell you all about it. I think those three words, OH.MY.WORRRRRRD. sum it up.  I’m also infatuated with the creaminess of the actual cheesecake mixture. I’m not a cake girl. Well, I am, but there better be a ton of creamy frosting on top of it, in it, and on the sides… it’s the only way I’ll take a cake.

I also love the Chocolate and Cinnamon flavor combination! Remember the Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls?!

It’s because of those rolls that I made these Chocolate Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcake recipe. I just had to work the flavor combo into one more thing!

I know I say this all the time, but you have to believe me; these cupcakes are aaaaamaaaaazing! I wanted to eat all of them! Not sure where I get this self control from, but THANK THE LAWWWWD I have it because, lemme tell ya, a crane would not be able to lift me if I didn’t have self control.

Why does food gotta make you gain weight and all… it’s SO GOOD! Not fair!

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I am convinced that these cupcakes are one of the best I have ever tasted. It’s all in the frosting. It’s freakin’ grrrrrrrreat! And the chocolate cupcake is good, too! It’s chocolate. It has to be good! Unless you don’t like chocolate… can’t help you there, buddy.

If you are not ready to say “no” to the third cupcake, next time half this recipe and make 6 or 7 cupcakes so that you don’t attack all 12. That’s what I do.


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Chocolate Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcakes

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Delicious, homemade chocolate cupcakes filled and topped with an incredible cinnamon cheesecake frosting!
Servings: 12
Calories: 284


For the Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

For the Frosting

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese,
  • 1 stick butter , softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well before adding the next.
  • Add vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Set your mixer on the lowest setting and add flour mixture in batches, alternating with yogurt and beginning and ending with flour.
  • Pour batter into prepared cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the frosting

  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Set ,mixer on low and add powdered sugar and cinnamon; continue beating until mixture is smooth.
  • Add vanilla; continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  • When the cupcakes are cool, take a cupcake corer, set it in the center of the cupcake and gently twist into the cupcake, about half-way through and take it out.
  • Attach a star tip to your pastry bag.
  • Fill the pastry bag with prepared frosting.
  • Insert the tip of the pastry bag inside the hole that you previously emptied and fill it.
  • Continue to frost the top of the cupcakes and decorate with mini chocolate chips.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cinnamon Cheesecake Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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16 Responses
  1. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    I don’t make cupcakes that much either but when I do I always love them. These definitely look amazing!

  2. SIlle

    Looks great … pravo dobro izgledaju sve stvari … mora da su i ukusne boli glava … svaka čast … nadam se da ću uskoro i biti u situaciji da probam nešto od svega ovoga što se može vidjeti na ovome sajtu …

  3. Maria | Pink Patisserie

    I’m so glad you are back to cupcakes! This one is definitely worth the wait. 🙂 And I love your daughters cupcake AND her photo prop, perfection. These look so yum!!

  4. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    I see your daughter has inherited her mom’s food styling skills. In a few years, watch out! You’re going to have a great mother-daughter team!

    (I too am glad to share all the fall recipes that are piling up, even if it’s 90 freaking degrees and like a sauna when I take the wiener dogs for a slow toddle.)

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Yesterday it was 97 degrees out here in Northwest Indiana… we were melting… and I was making pumpkin cookies. 😀

  5. Dianne

    Plain yogurt…will fat free yogurt work or is there a particular brand you use?

    These look divine! Can’t wait to bake them.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Dianne! I always use Dannon’s Plain Yogurt. Non-Fat or FULL of Fat – either one will work 🙂

  6. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Gorgeous cupcakes, girl! I think cheesecake as a baking component makes everything better. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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