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3 black bottom chocolate cupcakes.

Cheesecake Black Bottom Chocolate Cupcakes

These Cheese Cake Black Bottom Chocolate Cupcakes are about to make you extremely popular. With a cream cheese filling hiding inside a luscious chocolate cake and a swirl of cream cheese butter frosting, what's not to love?
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 28 cupcakes
Calories 341kcal


  • For The Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • For The Cupcakes
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar white or cider
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • For The Frosting
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners (you may need a third muffin tin because this batch can make up to 28 cupcakes). Preheat oven to 350º.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, egg and salt until creamy. Mix in chocolate chips by hand. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and beat on medium speed with hand mixer for 2 minutes, scraping sides and bottom of bowl, until combined.
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with cake batter. Spoon 1 level tablespoon of cream cheese into the center of each cupcake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool.
  • Make frosting by beating the butter and cream cheese until smooth. add 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until combined. If your frosting is too thin, add up to another 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  • Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg