Black Bottom Cupcakes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by 626467

They're cupcakes with black bottoms.

Top Review by Teresa in CO

This recipe is identical to the Black Bottom Cupcake recipe from the Joy of Cooking, except for cooking time. "Joy" has cook time of 20-25 minutes, which is just about right. I'd think the cakes would be overcooked after 30 minutes. Anyway, these cupcakes are pretty and delicious! I'd suggest using high quality Dutch process cocoa for a richer, more chocolately cupcake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt. Beat well and stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa and salt.
  3. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat until well combined until cups 1/3 full with chocolate batter.
  4. Top each one with a heaping teaspoon full of cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. Check after 25 minutes so cheese mixture does not get too brown.

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