Black Bottom Cupcakes


Black Bottom Cupcakes

This is probably the best tasting cupcake recipe you'll ever find! Naturally, anything with chocolate is good, but these really taste the best. Make a batch for your sweetie for Valentine's Day - or any other occasion - and watch them disappear.


Cooking Time35 min


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (the mini chips are nice)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (generous) cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, egg, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla together in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. In a separate bowl, blend the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and the half teaspoon of salt.
  5. Add the water, oil, vinegar and the tablespoon of vanilla to the dry ingredients; stir until blended.
  6. Fill 18 paper-lined cupcake cups half-full with cake batter.
  7. Drop a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into each cup. For the best looking cupcakes, after dropping the cream cheese mixture into the batter, just use a spoon to lightly cover the cream cheese with the cake batter (it makes the tops more rounded).
  8. Bake at 350°F for about 30-35 minutes.

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Jujo, please give more info! Why didn't you like the cupcakes? I wanted to try these but after seeing your comment, I'm having second thoughts. Please respond and give more details as to why you didn't like this recipe. Thanks

I can't wait to bake these! They sound like a healthier version of Hostess cupcakes!

I guess I will find out when I bake these, but I had some Black Bottom Cupcakes many years ago, and I thought they were the tastiest/moist cupcake I have ever eaten ... so I guess we shall see.

this was not waste time or money

this had to be the worst tasting cupcake i have ever made.i was terribly disappointed.

Thank you for this reciepe. It sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it. I need to know if you frosted these cupcakes. If so what frosting did you use. Thank you. Merci


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