Black Bottom Cupcakes

These Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes are rich and so delicious.  Chocolate and cream cheese are a match made in heaven!



Step #1: Cream cheese topping

  • 18 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Step #2: Chocolate cupcake batter

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Step #1 – Cream cheese topping:

  1. With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, egg and sugar. Mix until it is smooth.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and combine.
  3. Set aside.

Step #2 – Chocolate cupcake batter:

  1. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, soda and salt.
  2. Combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla, then add to the dry mixture.
  3. Mix well, until the batter is smooth.

Step #3: Filling the Muffin Cups & Baking

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper muffing cups.
  3. Fill the muffin cups with the chocolate cupcake batter about 1/3 to 1/2 full.
  4. Then drop a large spoonful of the cheese mix on top.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Don’t be tempted to eat them when they are warm! They need a few hours to sit to let the flavour settle in! Even better? Wait until the next day!