5/09/2012

For Aaron and anyone else interested:  These were favorite after school cupcakes when we were growing up.  I don't think they ever lasted more than a day when she made them.

Black Bottom Cupcakes 

Bee Watson

Ingredients:
1 cup cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 c sugar
1/8 tsp and 1/2 tsp salt
1 c Nestle's chocolate chips
11/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 c water
1/3 c cooking oil
1 T vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
chopped blanched almonds (optional)

Cream cheese mixture:  combine cream cheese, egg, 1/3 c sugar, and 1/8 tsp salt
Stir in chocolate chips.

Mix the dry ingredients together in another bowl.  Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla; beat until well combined.  

Line muffin cups with paper baking cups, fill 1/3 with chocolate batter.  Top each with a heaping tsp of cream cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with sugar and chopped blanched almonds.

Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes.  (Note from Teresa:  I'm not sure the time on this is correct.  I usually bake regular cupcakes for 18 minutes, so check for doneness at about 20 minutes.)