November 4, 2021

Black Bottom Cupcakes

I was a very lucky kid to grow up across the street from a couple who were always welcoming to my little sister and I. We referred to them as "Miss Jean" and "Mr Harry" - we still do. They were the people we ran to when our mother told us we couldn't do something we wanted to do, they would then explain why our mother was right, but somehow it always made more sense coming from them - why is that?? We would go over as a family and hang out on summer nights, and Miss Jean and I would always go through food magazines scoping out new recipes. But, my favorite thing was when they would cat sit while we were out of town - this sounds weird, but it's not I swear. Miss Jean would BAKE while we were gone, and would leave treats for us at our house. This was always something to look forward to, and one of her recipes that I just loved were her black bottom cupcakes. Lucky for me, she shared it!

Ingredients for the cupcake:
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

Ingredients for the filling:
1pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips- I think I ended up using the whole bag - oops!

In two separate bowls, beat together ingredients until smooth.  Preheat the oven to 350, and fill the cupcake tins about 1/3 of the way full, then scoop out a generous scoop of the cream cheese filling on top. Bake for about 35 minutes.

Viola! How awesome do these look??

I had two of these for breakfast ...I mean I had toast.


Anonymous said...

Just getting caught up on your top 10 list for 2011.
Would you believe...I think this is a recipe Jennie's been looking for!
Her grandmother used to make them!
Thanks, they look crazy good!
- Sandra

Anonymous said...

I just found your your site and made this recipe this morning. They were super easy and unbelievably yummy! Thanks!

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