Black Bottom Cupcakes

  • Yield: 20 servings


1-- (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1-- egg
1/3cup sugar
1/8teaspoon salt
1-- (6-ounce) package chocolate chips
1 1/2cups flour
1cup sugar
1/2cup cocoa
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup water
1/3cup oil
1tablespoon white vinegar
1teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt and beat well with mixer.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Set aside.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt for batter.  Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and beat well with mixer.
  3. Line muffin tins with paper liners.  Fill 1/2 full with batter and top each with a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture.  Sprinkle each with a little sugar.  Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Johnson City’s Treasures of the Smokies(Johnson City, Tn., 1986),