Black Bottom Cupcakes

“This recipe is always a hit with everyone, but especially with kids and chocolate lovers. I've had this since back in the 1970's, and it was one of the first recipes I saved as a teenager. Nice and chocolate-y, and who can resist the sweet cream cheese?”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
48 cupcakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake cups into miniature cupcake pans.
  3. Make the topping: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt until creamy and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Make the cupcake batter: Sift together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the liquid ingredients: water, cooking oil, vinegar and vanilla, and beat for one minute on low speed, then for another minute on medium speed. (The batter may be a little thin.).
  5. Fill small cupcake cups about halfway (or a little more) with the chocolate batter. Drop a scant teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on top.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.
  7. (tip: use a piping back, or a zip lock bag with the corner cut out, to fill the cupcake cups with the batter, especially if you are doubling this recipe for a crowd.).

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