Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
These cupcakes are one of the most requested recipe. I have made them for years. Can't remember where I got the recipe.
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup oil
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a small bowl, combine first four ingredients.
- Add chocolate chips and set aside.
- Mix remaining ingredients well.
- Fill muffin tins, lined with paper cups 1/3 to 1/2 full with this mixture.
- Drop a large spoonful of cheese mixture on top.
- Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
These cupcakes are fantastic! I am not a big cake fan, though these were so moist and tasty. i made them in my silicone mini muffin tray without patty papers and they worked perfectly. They didn't stick at all. I made the recipe exactly and they were great... i have made 2 batches in 3 days! I also tested a few by putting the chocolate mixture on the bottom, then the cream cheese, then chocolate on the top and I think I will make them all that way next time.Thanks for a great recipe!
I discovered this recipe after making one similar using a cake mix and adding a cream cheese filling. I was really curious if we would notice a difference between making the cupcake from scratch, as in this recipe, or using a chocolate cake mix. WELL, there is an unbelievable difference! This recipe so far exceeded the other in terms of taste and texture that we were all stunned. Now my favorite cupcake recipe, you just have to try it. Just fabulous!! Thanks, Nan!
I've had this recipe for over 20 years, from a co-worker only she called them black bottom cupcakes. Also, for a shortcut you can use devils food cake mix.