You are here: Home » Recipes » Black Bottom Cupcakes Black Bottom Cupcakes Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 18 servings These cupcakes consist of yummy layers of chocolate cake and a chocolate chip cream cheese mixture. PrintEmail Ingredients Cream Cheese Mixture:1 -- (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 -- egg1/3 cup granulated sugar1/8 teaspoon salt6 ounces chocolate chips1/4 cup cocoa1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup water1/3 cup cooking oil1 tablespoon vinegar1 teaspoon vanilla -- Granulated sugar -- Chopped nutsCake:1 1/2 cups flour1 cup granulated sugar Instructions To prepare the cream cheese mixture. Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt. Beat well, then stir in chocolate chips; set aside. To prepare cake. Sift together the dry ingredients. Combine the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add this to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fill paper-lined muffin cups one third full with chocolate cake batter. Top each with a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and chopped nuts. Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Eugene’s A Taste of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon, 1980).