My husband’s Grandmother used to make these cupcakes every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They became a family favorite. I was asked this year to make these in honor of her memory. They are very delicious with a nice cream cheese surprise in the center!
Grandma Gudgel’s Black Bottom Cupcakes
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter muffin tins and set aside.
2 Beat together the cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
3 In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Batter will be thin.
4 Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with the chocolate batter. Top each one with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture.