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Delicious Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes. A Luscious, rich, moist chocolate cupcake with a dollop of  chocolate chip studded cheesecake on top. A beautifully dramatic, eye catching treat.

These little  darlings came into our family from a friend long ago. It’s my pleasure to share Betty’s delightful dessert recipe with all of you.

This time of year parties are everywhere. Game Day, tailgates, family and friend get-togethers, holidays and office parties.

Here’s something a little special to add to the treat table.

Black Bottom Cupcakes
Black Bottom Cupcakes

These are easy to make and REALLY rich and yummy.

Black Bottom Cupcake
Black Bottom Cupcake

Notice the beautiful texture of the dense chocolate cake. This recipe turns out every time. Wait till you see the inside!

Many of my friends and family members have shared recipes with me over the years.

Black Bottom Cupcake
Black Bottom Cupcake are easy to make. Don’t they look scrumptious?

I’ve been fortunate to know a lot of excellent cooks in my life. I’m putting these family treasures on the blog to share with you so they won’t be forgotten!

Recipe Notes on Black Bottom Cupcakes:

This decadent treat is simple to make and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.

This recipe makes 18 cupcakes exactly if you follow the directions. Do not overfill the muffin tins and they will turn out just right.

I use coconut oil in my baking, (I usually melt it and add it as a liquid).  It’s pretty easy to work with and I love the taste and texture coconut oil adds to my baked goods.

You CAN buy coconut oil that is refined so all the flavor of the coconuts is gone if you prefer.

Also, Go ahead and substitute heart healthy avocado oil for the coconut oil if you like.

I have used avocado oil in this recipe and it works great. One to one works fine.

Please stay far far away from shortening and nasty processed vegetable oils. They are unhealthy and the flavor is Ucky (yes that is a word in my vocabulary), in my opinion.


  • These cupcakes STICK to the muffin tins if you don’t take precautions. Use cupcake liners for a good outcome.
  • Also,  Let these cupcakes completely cool before removing them from the muffin tins.
  • The cream cheese topping needs to firm up before they are handled. The liners come right off once the cupcakes are cooled and set up.
Black Bottom Cupcake
Black Bottom Cupcake
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Black Bottom Cupcakes
Yield: 18 cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Black Bottom Cupcakes. Luscious, moist chocolate cake in a cup with a dollop of  chocolate chip studded cheesecake on top. A beautifully dramatic, eye catching treat. This is a well tested recipe.


For the Cream Cheese Topping:

  • 8 0z. cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips

The Cake Filling:

  • 11/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup coconut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fill an 18 hole muffin tin with paper cups. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl:Combine the cream cheese filling ingredients except the chocolate chips. Once combined add the chocolate chips and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl: Whisk together the dry ingredients for the cake filling. Now make a well in the center of the mixed dry ingredients and add cake filling wet ingredients. Stir together until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Fill the cupcake paper liners 1/2 full with the cake mixture.
  6. Drop 1 Tablespoon of the cream cheese topping on top of the cake mixer in each cupcake liner.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before removing from the cupcake pan.


These cupcakes require paper liners or a VERY well oiled slippery pan. They tend to stick.

Cooling them completely ensure the cream cheese topping will be completely set.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 302

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This recipe was originally published October 14, 2014.

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Black Bottom Cupcakes. A Luscious, rich, moist chocolate cupcake with a dollop of chocolate chip studded cheesecake on top. A beautifully dramatic, eye catching treat.

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Joy Barrett

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

I have been making these little jewels for many, many years. In the 1980's, I won lots of blue ribbons at the local County Fairs I entered. One of my favorite touches was to add a few chopped nuts on top with a sprinkling of sugar to dazzle! So simple, but worth the effort! One of my most requested recipes.


Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Hi Joy, I love your history with these cupcakes. We have loved them for decades. Your extra touches sound delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting others know this is a winner recipe!


Saturday 19th of September 2015

I have made this before and now you have reminded me how delicious this is! Your cupcakes look so inviting Diane and I wish I am having at least 2 right now for dessert - yummmmm!!!


Saturday 19th of September 2015

Thank you Abigail. As you know, these are a decadent treat!

Giovanna @ Love, Thyme and Honey

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

yummmm!!! These cupcakes look absolutely delicious! :)


Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Giovanna Thanks for stopping by! These black bottom cupcakes are really good to eat and fun party food. Thank you for your nice comment!


Wednesday 15th of October 2014

These blackbottom cupcakes are really eye- catching Diane, great for parties and they look super delicious!


Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Thank you Hadia! These are a good choice for a party tray. Yummy and cute. Thank you for stopping over dear. I appreciate your visit!

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