Sunday, May 9, 2010

Black-Bottom Cupcakes

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I found this recipe over at Culinary in the Desert. They adapted it from David Lebovitz. These are great cupcakes. They are very chocolately without being overly sweet. I had never made these kind before but would make them again in a heartbeat! Very simple to make but you do use several bowls!!!

The Filling

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate (I used semi sweet chocolate chips)

For the Cupcake Batter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
5 tablespoons natural cocoa powder (I used Hershey's cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the filling: In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth and combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

For the cupcake batter: Preheat over to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt.

In another medium bowl, whisk together water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients stirring until just combined. Evenly divide batter between wells of a 12 cup muffin tin using baking muffin cups. Evenly divide the cream cheese filling mixture between the chocolate batter filled cups, aiming at the center of each. (I used about 1 tablespoon of filling per cup and had a bit left over).

Place pan into oven and bake until tops are very lightly golden brown and they feel springy when pressed, about 22 to 26 minutes. Remove and let rest for a few minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 12 cupcakes.


Joanne said...

Happy mother's day to YOU!

I hope you enjoyed one of these beauties today! They look delicious. Nothing like cream cheese and chocolate mmm...

Leslie said...

Happy Mothers Day to you as well!!!!!

Mags said...

First of all, I'm a huge follower of "culinary in the desert" too!

Secondly, your cupcakes look awesome.

Thirdly, I hope your Mother's Day was a wonderful one!

Emily said...

I love black bottom cupcakes! These look great!

Happy Mother's Day to ya.

Katy ~ said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, smiles.


Lucie said...

I discovered these last year in the ATK cookbook and loved them--these look scrumptious!

Holly said...

These cupcakes look divine!! I just found your blog-came over from Coleens Recipes:) Please feel free to come by and check us out~
Have a great day:)

Ingrid said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a great one!

My babygirl made these for us a coupla years back using her own cookbook. I remember them being pretty good, too.

teresa said...

happy mom's day to you. these look fabulous!

Manggy said...

I made these before from a popular cookbook, and while they were nice-tasting they were unphotographable. I see that this version has no eggs in the cupcake batter as well.
Happy mother's day to you!

Bridgett said...

It is hard to resist a good black bottom cupcakes (or cake!) I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day! These look scrumptious with the cream cheese filling! A great combo.

Monica H said...

I have wanted to make these for a very long time now. I don't know why I haven't because chocolate and cream cheese are a favorite combination of mine. mmm!

Donna-FFW said...

I have never made these kind either. They look so tempting and I love the flavor combo. I may have to try this very soon. Nice photo!

Nadji said...

Happy mother day to you.
I like this cupcakes.
They look delicious.
See soon

Cassie said...

Beautiful cupcakes! I hope you had a very happy Mother's Day, Debbie :)