Black Bottom Cupcakes

  • Yield 20 servings

No frosting needed on these cupcakes!


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



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