Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Black Bottom Cupcakes

I'm not sure...is black bottom one word? Should I have ran that together? When I'm tired, questions like these haunt me.

One thing's for sure...hula girl thought they were hula-licious! (I know, I'm sorry...it's the fatigue.)

Found the recipe at Joy of Baking. It's pretty simple really. Although in her picture she gets the cream cheese filling deeper into the center than I did. I imagine it still tastes the same.

Here's how to make 'em:

Cream Cheese Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unflavored vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin pan or spray with non stick spray for 12 cupcakes.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients until nice and smooth. Evenly divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Then spoon a few tablespoons of the cream cheese filling into the center of each cupcake. Bake about 25 minutes.

21 comments:

Lunch Buckets said...

Where's the frosting?

the ungourmet said...

I don't know if it's one word or two but either way these look amazing! Perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

My guess.. 2 words.. haunting indeed.

These cupcakes look delicious , the combination of cream cheese and chocolate is wonderful!

Tiffany said...

Cream cheese and chocolate, oh my!

Lunch Buckets Mom said...

Ok,call me a stalker instead of a follower--BUT, you did these before and you hyphenated the words:)But either way you spell it, they do look good.

Julie said...

Frosting shmosting...that's what the cream cheese is for.
I did do these before, but they were packaged up and you couldn't really see them. Hyphenated is probably the way to go :)

Christina Kim said...

These look very rich and chocolatey... and beautiful contrast with the white cream cheese!

Small House said...

Ohhhh....yum!!!!! Why can't I get as excited about brussel sprouts as I do brownies. If it's not healthy, I love it!
Sandra

Wandering Coyote said...

These look wonderfuul! Thanks for your comment at ReTorte, which led me here to your site! What a great blog you have!

Ingrid said...

Yum, these are actually one of few if only chocolate cupcake I will eat. Looks good! Hula-licious indeed! :)
~ingrid

teresa said...

Mmmm, my kind of treat! They are lovely!

5 Star Foodie said...

The cupcakes are scrumptious!

carma said...

yummy yum yum. Your site is always so delicious looking!

Delectable Dining said...

These look wonderful!!

John Deere Mom said...

Oh, cream cheese. My lover. I will totally be making these!

The Blonde Duck said...

So I'm going to come over, we're going to listen to that Southren Rock "Black Bottom" song, and we're going to eat like a dozen cupcakes.

Say when.

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm drinking my morning coffee and wishing I had a couple (plate) of those.

Connie K said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ! and these's cupcakes look just sinful!!I have to have one:) Yummy

Joanna Jenkins said...

Now I'm reallllly hungry! These look great. More please.

Grace said...

these are so delightful. i love the fact that the cream cheese is right in the cake and you don't have to mess around with frosting. :)

Monica H said...

I've had these on my "to bake" list for a long while. i don't know what I'm waiting for. They look great and one of my favorite combos is chocolate and cream cheese!