These were just ok. I will admit that I tend to take longer preparing things-but these took about 35 minutes to prepare-after filling the cupcake liners w/ batter, I had to wash out the bowl (or dirty a new one) and then mix up a new "batter" (the cream cheese mixture) and then refill each cup. It was like making 2 cupcake recipes. When it was all said and done, these weren't even that sweet. They definately need a frosting-they taste more like a muffin, but are much more caloric and not as nutritional. These would probably be tasty if, as one of the reviewers said, you skipped the cream cheese center and simply did a cream cheese frosting instead.