Black Bottom Cupcakes


April 4, 2017

By: Sherima

Made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes with a great cream cheese surprise!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 24 Servings


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1/3 cup white sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

2In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup sugar, oil and water until blended. Stir in the vinegar and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture until incorporated. Set aside.

3In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with chocolate batter, then top with a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.


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