I've heard of Black Bottom cupcakes before but I've never made nor had them. Where have I been all my life? I'm sure the consistency of the cream cheese portion will change to that of cheesecake once they're refrigerated and that will be delicious too. But right now, straight out of the oven and cooled, the chocolate part is moist with a just right level of chocolatiness and the cream cheese part is creamy and decadent. All three, the cake, the cream cheese center and the chocolate chips all combine to create this special cupcake. I suppose one could add vanilla to the cream cheese mixture or substitute coffee for the water, all good suggestions. But other than using mini-chocolate chips I prepared the recipe as directed and it was just fine as is. Tinker if you feel compelled to, but it really isn't necessary. I do question the long baking time directed though - I made my cupcakes bigger, yielding 18 rather than 24, and still they were done perfectly at 23 minutes, so I can't imagine how baking these for 30-35 minutes could produce a good result. To avoid dry cupcakes and/or filling, be careful to bake these just until set.
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I've heard of Black Bottom cupcakes before but I've never made nor had them. Where have I...