Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black Bottom Cupcakes

These are a long time favorite of mine.  'Cause chocolate, cream cheese, chocolate (chips) and walnuts.  Hello.

Will be perfect with spiked eggnog for New Year's. photo and recipe

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
1 egg
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with paper cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.  (or, sprinkle chips and walnuts on top of the dollop of cream cheese - see below.)
3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center and add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir together until well blended. Fill muffin tins 1/3 full with the batter and top with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

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