April 28, 2014

Black Bottom Cupcakes

An easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cream cheese filling. Very much like a cupcake stuffed with cheesecake! 


I remember my mama making these when I was a kid. And there was something mysterious about them to me. I have no idea why. Maybe the name? Or that she seemed to enjoy them more than most other desserts.

Like it was some secret woman thing.

Because they didn't have sprinkles or mounds of icing or cherries on top or flaming sparklers stuck in them, I didn't pay them too much attention. And since they weren't toothachey sweet, I don’t remember begging for seconds.

But I was kid. What did I know?

Black Bottom Cupcakes | An easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cream cheese filling. Very much like a cupcake stuffed with cheesecake!

Now? Now as an adult, I totally get it. They’re not overly sweet – in the best way. The chocolate cake is rich and dark and centered in the middle is a dollop of chocolate chip cheesecake.

I think it is a woman thing.

Or so I thought. I thought these would be mine (all mine!) and that Husband and the kids would pay them no mind but I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Husband has left little blue liners all over the house. Because he really doesn't know where the trash can is evidently.

An easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cream cheese filling. Very much like a cupcake stuffed with cheesecake!

Brutus, who is the pickiest eater, who has declared many times he doesn't like cheesecake was putting these down like a pro. I thought I’d put the skids to my rapidly declining stash of cupcakes by telling him, “Hey Brutus, you know how you say you don’t like cheesecake? Well, guess what’s in the middle of these cupcakes?” To which he said, “Well, I guess I like cheesecake now.” Grrr.

Anyway, I decided to cheat and use cake mix. Because it’s easier and because my homemade recipe never has enough batter for all the cream cheese mixture (and doubling it would make too much).

To add to the dark and mysterious side of things, I used strong black coffee instead of water but you don’t have to.


Black Bottom Cupcakes


Yield: 28-30 Servings
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
An easy recipe for chocolate cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cream cheese filling. Very much like a cupcake stuffed with cheesecake!

ingredients:

  • 1 8-ounce pack cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Black coffee, cold
  • Oil and eggs to make the cake
  • Cupcake liners

instructions:

How to cook Black Bottom Cupcakes

  1. Combine cream cheese, egg, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake batter per manufacturer’s instructions, substituting black coffee for water.
  3. Place cupcake liners in cupcake/muffin pan and spray lightly with cooking spray. Fill liners 1/3 full with cake batter. Dollop 1 heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto cake batter (don’t press cream cheese mixture into cake batter).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate in an air-tight container.

NOTES:

Using the coffee is optional but highly recommended. If you'd prefer, substitute water for the coffee (however much the box mix calls for).
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3 comments:

  1. These are really good; I haven't made them in years! Thanks for a great reminder!

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  2. What an awesome idea to use cake mix! I've been making a more complicated version of treat for years, so am thrilled to find an easier way. Pinning! Thanks much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We love your recipes so please keep coming back.

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  3. I use a brownie mix, as opposed to using cake mix, because I don't really care for the chocolate in cake mixes.

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