Black Bottom Cupcakes

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Ingredients (15)

  • One 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz package of chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cupcake Liners

My grandmother gave me this recipe from The Two Billion Dollar Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the people effected by the Exxon Valdez Alaskan Oil-Spill, in which my grandma was the artist for the cover, and my grandpa was currently working for them at the time.

Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2In a bowl, combine cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. 3Beat well.
  4. 4Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. 5Set aside
  6. 6In another bowl: Sift flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  7. 7In yet another bowl: Mix together water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  8. 8Add to the flour mixture. Beat well.
  9. 9Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full with the chocolate flour mixture. (Don’t fill more than this or the cupcake will over rise and burn on the edges)
  10. 10Then drop one tablespoon cheese mixture on top of each cupcake.
  11. 11Bake for 20 minutes.
  12. 12Let cool, before removing from pan.
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