Black Bottom Cupcakes are rich chocolate cupcakes with a delicious cream cheese topping. They are quick to make and sure to satisfy every chocolate cheesecake craving.
Black Bottom Cupcakes
It’s Superbowl Sunday and I have our beer chilling in a snow bank. For the last 8 years we’ve been invited to an annual Superbowl party thrown by one of hubby’s work colleagues. We did miss two of those years while we were in Australia, but as tradition dictates we still got the invite! It was a thrill to be remembered…
As I reminisce about Superbowls past, way back to when the halftime entertainment was still worth watching, I crank the Rolling Stones and get out the baking bowls. You see for 5/6 of those parties I have brought my (now famous) Black Bottom Cupcakes. And the one where I brought something different, threats were uttered and the only way I could get invited back again was to promise to make the cupcakes for all of Superbowl party eternity. My host has a weakness for cheesecake and these cupcakes contain cream cheese and in his opinion are even better because they can be eaten out of hand during the big game.
What I Love About Black Bottom Cupcakes
This recipe is one my favourite recipes because the leavening method is similar to the very first cake that I ever learned to bake. The combination of vinegar and baking soda was such a revelation to me at 8 years old. I am still amazed at how they transform flour, oil, sugar and cocoa into ‘wacky cake’.
How to Make Black Bottom Cupcakes
To start, combine the softened cream cheese, pinch of salt, and egg together in a bowl. Beat well with a mixer until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps remaining. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl and then make a well in the centre. Add the water, oil, vanilla and vinegar go into the well and give the batter a good stir. It will foam up a bit because of the baking soda and vinegar.
Next, scoop the chocolate batter into the muffin cups using a measuring cup. Finally, top each batter-filled cup with a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture.
The result: Black Bottom Cupcakes. The only way you can screw up is to fill the muffin with too much chocolate mixture and I pretty much do this every time. Nobody EVER seems to notice.
How to Store Black Bottom Cupcakes
Black Bottom Cupcakes contain both egg and dairy so they should be refrigerated in order to prevent spoilage. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
To Freeze: Place the cupcakes on a baking tray and freeze them overnight. Then put them in a ziploc bag and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.