Black-Bottom Cupcakes

From the kitchen of: Katie Mineart.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat well, fill muffin tins 1/3 full.

Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Top each muffin with one tablespoon of the filling. Bake at 350 degrees, 30-35 minutes.

Notes: This is an old family favorite from my grandmother that used to be unique to our family. But I’ve seen other people produce versions of it (including on in our companies coffee shop) in recent years.

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