"almost" Starbucks Black Bottomed Cupcakes

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“If made according to directions below you will get 36 cupcakes, if desired you can fill with muffin tins half way (instead of 3/4 full) with the cake batter and use a larger dollup of the cream cheese mixture to make 18 cupcakes instead of 36.”
36 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 36 regular size muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and pinch of salt until fluffy and well combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips; mix to combine and set aside.
  5. For the cake batter; in a bowl sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat well until thoroughly combined.
  7. Fill the liners 3/4 full with chocolate batter.
  8. Drop about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on top and in the middle of each chocolate batter.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cupcakes test done.

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