Thursday, June 28, 2012

Black Bottom Cupcakes From a Box Recipe

  I love Black Bottom cupcakes, who doesn't? How could you not love the moist rich chocolate cake surrounding creamy, cheesecake like filling? The only thing I don't love is whipping them up, it takes forever to get the cake batter done and to be honest I'm a lousy baker. Whenever I make something from scratch it falls flat, sometimes literally, and honestly who has the time to whip up cake from scratch every time you get a craving? I certainly don't!

  The other day I had a HUGE chocolate craving, so I decided to cheat a little and use a box mix instead of trying to whip up cake batter by hand. 

Guess what, it worked perfectly!
Made by Yours Truly with a little help from Betty.

  If you love Black Bottom cupcakes but hate spending the time on them, here is the "recipe"

Black Bottom Cupcakes
1 box of chocolate cake mix (I recommend Devils Food or Chocolate Fudge)
All items necessary to make box cake

1 8oz pkg cream cheese at room temp
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips

- Blend together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg with a hand mixer until fluffy and no lumps are seen.

- Fold in chocolate chips to cream cheese mixture.

- Make cake according to box directions

- Fill lined cupcake pan to 1/3 full of batter

- Gently drop 1 heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each cupcake batter. Ensure that each cupcake gets a few chocolate chips in the cream cheese!

- Bake according to instructions (approx 20 minutes) until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.

- Allow to cool and eat!

The batter rises up around the cream cheese and envelops it!

  This recipe for the filling creates a very light and fluffy filling, opposed to the super dense cheesecake like fillings I have had in other Black Bottom cupcake recipes making these supper fluffy and delicate. Bad part of it is you can eat like five and not notice it, trust me!


  1. never heard of them but they are something that would be cool to make for my son and hubby!

  2. A friends mom used to make these all the time when I was a kid, we called them "tuxedo cupcakes" or "black and white cupcakes". I have a great from scratch recipe but it takes WAY too long.


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