Monday, May 11, 2015

Black Bottom Cupcakes

I mean who could resist a super moist, intensely chocolate cupcake with a creamy cheesecake center and chocolate chips?   Black Bottoms are definitely one of my favorite desserts and it's hard to not visit the fridge often when I know they're in there calling my name!  It's the only cupcake I can think of that's just too good for frosting!  Star Fine Foods Butter Flavored Olive Oil is my secret to a extra moist cupcake with a few less calories! This is a keeper my friends! 

Black Bottom Cupcakes


1 (8 oz.)  package of cream cheese, softened 
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12 cup cupcake pan or line with paper liners. I like to use clear or white liners so the colors show through.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt and beat until smooth and creamy. With spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and set aside.

In another large mixing bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Next, mix water, vanilla, butter flavored oil, and vinegar together.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients just until smooth. Do not over mix your batter. 

Using a large scoop, fill each  cup with about 1/3 of the chocolate batter. Top with a small scoop of the filling in the center of each cup until they are about two thirds full.

Follow by topping each cup of chocolate batter with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 25 minutes until the batter is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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