Black Bottom Cupcakes

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Time: 40 minutes

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This past week I was really craving chocolate.  Chocolate is, and always has been, my weakness.   If it wasn’t bad for you to, I would live on chocolate.  These black bottom cupcakes really hit the spot.  A mix of rich chocolate and cream cheese, they are the perfect combination!  After all, who doesn’t love chocolate and cheesecake?  

These cupcakes are really rich, so you’ll want to pour yourself a tall glass of milk to accompany one.

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They really are pretty easy to make, so don’t let the recipe instructions scare you.  There are just a few extra steps, and an extra dish or two, but these cupcakes really are worth the little bit of extra effort.

Fill your muffin tin liners about 1/3 of the way full with the chocolate batter.  And just to make the pan more fun to clean, go ahead and dribble some batter all over it.  While you’re at it, make sure to get some on the counters too.

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Then you add a dollop of the cream cheese filling.  Mmm, delicious.    Remember these will rise up some so you don’t want to over fill the muffin tins.

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If you want your cupcakes to be more chocolatey (and who wouldn’t?)  you can add a smidge more chocolate batter over the cream cheese.  Just remember, don’t over fill!

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You can serve these as is, or top with some whipped cream.  Easy enough right?

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 8 oz . cream cheese , softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with tins and grease.
  • In a medium size bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Stir wet ingredients in to dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Fill cups 1/3 way full with chocolate batter. Set aside.

For the filling

  • Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt and mix until creamy.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of batter over chocolate batter in muffin cup.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Amanda

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