Brodie's Stuffed Devil's Food Cupcakes

Brodie’s Stuffed Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Dish Size:
Muffin pan
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June 14, 2013
Tara’s Tidbits®

Family includes my godson Brodie, and this is one of his favorites! This recipe serves 12 but by the time my favorite little devil is finished "helping," Auntie Tara is lucky to have one! When testing the cupcakes for doneness, insert a toothpick in the side of the cupcake, not the cream cheese center, as the center remains quite moist.

This one is a family classic. The rich chocolate pairs perfectly with the sweet cream cheese filling. These cupcakes are phenomenal! - Tara



  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 1 (8-ounce) package regular cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the muffin pan with paper cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together dark brown sugar, flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add espresso powder to boiling water and stir to combine. Add the egg, vanilla, buttermilk and oil, and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the flour and sugar mixture to the egg and buttermilk mixture, and with a rubber spatula, fold gently to combine. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 of the way full and set aside.
  4. For the filling, beat together all of the filling ingredients on medium speed  until almost smooth, with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Scrape down the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  5. Put a rounded tablespoon of filling in the center of each filled cup. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the side of the cupcake comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature before serving.
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