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Easy to make buttery cheese cupcakes.
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5 from 2 votes

Cheese Cupcake Recipe

These moist and buttery Cheese Cupcakes will tickle your taste buds with their medley of sweet and salty flavors. So easy and very simple to make, perfect as merienda for kids and adults alike!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cake flour, cheese, cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 stick unsalted butter 115 grams, softened at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can condensed milk 300 ml
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup grated/shredded cheddar cheese
  • grated cheese for toppings


  • Line your cupcake/muffin molds with liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
    1 stick unsalted butter, ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating several times every addition. Add the vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk and beat just a few times to incorporate.
    2 medium eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 can condensed milk
  • Sift the cake flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add the grated cheese and mix.
    1 ½ cups cake flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup grated/shredded cheddar cheese
  • Start to preheat the oven at 180C/360F.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold just to moisten then add the rest and fold until well combined.
  • Fill each liner with the batter almost full, leaving 1 cm space at the brim. Top them with more grated cheese.
    grated cheese
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/360F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool in the pan.
  • Transfer cupcakes on a wire rack to completely cool before serving.



Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg