Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

One of our chocolate-y contributions to the Lyle Chocolate Festival this year was a heavenly cream cheese filled chocolate cupcake confection. I couldn’t resist experimenting with this recipe that an old friend had given me years ago. She had grown up with her mother making this homemade, Ding-Dong-like bite of deliciousness and it tasted just as good gluten free as I remember. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Yields 12
A heavenly cream cheese filled chocolate cupcake confection.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1 package of 8 oz. cream cheese; softened
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 cup of sugar
  4. 1 6 oz. package mini chocolate chips
  5. 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour mix
  6. 1 cup sugar
  7. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 cup water
  11. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  12. 1 tbs distilled white vinegar
  13. 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking tray with cupcake papers.
  3. Prepare cream cheese filling; beat together first 4 ingredients; set aside.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
  5. Combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla in a small bowl.
  6. Stir into flour mixture until blended.
  7. Half fill each lined muffin pan cup with batter.
  8. Place spoonful of cream cheese filling into the center of each cup.
  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until wooden toothpick into chocolate part comes out clean.
  10. Remove pans from oven.
  11. Let cakes cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes.
  12. Remove to wire rack.
Columbia Gorge Gluten Free
By | 2016-09-26T22:52:26+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Recipes|4 Comments


  1. LaVena Williams Lyle,Wa. April 18, 2015 at 6:09 am - Reply

    MY daughter and grand daughter gluten free.
    We find all the spots in Beaverton and Portland where they live.She is so happy for you on her visits home

    .I live in Lyle.Happy to greet you. See you soon. LaVena Williams.

    • Teresa Langen June 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Hi LaVena,

      Thanks for your comment! We’re at the Hood River Farmers’ Market every Thursday night if you need anything. Stop by and say, “Hi!” if you’re out this way!

  2. Barbara December 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    What other farmer’s markets have your booth? We frequent the Vancouver FM.

    • Teresa Langen December 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Barbara,

      Right now we’re only at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, but next summer we’ll be expanding to a few other farmers’ markets in the Gorge. We’ll definitely look into the Vancouver FM. Thanks for your interest!

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