black bottom cupcakes

This was a childhood favorite of mine! My sister and I frequently requested these cupcakes on our birthdays instead of cakes, and they were always popular for special occasions in general.

Black Bottom Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These are wonderfully rich and moist, with the cream-cheese filling and chocolate chips adding an extra level of decadence. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
The Filling
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
The Cake Batter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Beat together the filling ingredients and then stir in the chocolate chips. Set aside. 

  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until well combined; batter will be thin. 

  4. Insert paper or foil cupcake cups into muffin pan. Fill each 1/3 full with batter. Add a spoonfull of filling to each cup. 

  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes. 

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