Black Bottom Cupcakes

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These delicious cupcakes don’t need frosting, because they have a cheesecake-chocolate chip filling.

Yield: makes about 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 6-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Line cupcake tins with foil or paper liners.
  2. Place cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat well and stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, soda, cocoa and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and beat all ingredients until blended.
  5. Fill cupcake liners one-third full with cake mixture.
  6. Top each with a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
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