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4.38 from 124 votes

Cheese Cupcakes

Moist and buttery cheese cupcakes are sure to be a family favorite. Delicious for breakfast with coffee or tea as well as as a snack on the go.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 18 Servings
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 ¾ cups flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup quick-melt cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Beginning and ending with flour mixture, add flour mixture in thirds and ½ of sweetened condensed milk in between (⅓ flour mixture, ½ condensed milk, ⅓ flour mixture, ½ condensed milk and ⅓ flour mixture) to egg mixture. Beat at low speed with every addition.
  • Add quick-melt cheese and stir to combine.
  • Using a scoop or spoon, fill each muffin hole up to ¾ full. Top with cheddar cheese. 
  • Bake in a 350 F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and top is golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.