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Black Bottom Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Baking series

These cream cheese filled chocolate cupcakes are Hubs favorite holiday treat, great for any time of year. These are perfectly sweet without any added touches but you can slather on some white icing and add a dash of sugar crystals in Christmas colors for a more festive look.  


Cream Cheese Filling:

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (not low fat)

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup granulated white sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit  and line a 12 muffin tin pan with paper liners.

Cream Cheese Filling:

With an electric mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, egg and vanilla extract, beating with your electric mixer until smooth. Set to the side while you make the Cupcake batter.

Chocolate Cupcakes:

In a large bowl sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt mixing together. In another bowl mix the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Making a well in the center of the dry ingredients, poor the wet ingredients into the well and mix until smooth. Divide the mixed batter over the 12 muffin cups and spoon a few tablespoons of the mixed cream cheese filling into the center of each cupcake.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the white filling is a little brown.  The cupcakes will feel springy to the touch. If you insert a toothpick into the center of the chocolate of the cupcake, it will come out clean. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.  Store in the refrigerator 3-4 days or freeze for later use.  Make 12 large cupcakes but you can double the recipe for a larger batch.

Other 12 Days of Christmas Baking recipes:

Day 1 – Candied Pecans

Day 2 – Marshmallow Confetti Cake

Day 3 – Mini Apple Pies

Day 4 – Pumpkin Dump Cake


7 comments on “Black Bottom Cream Cheese Cupcakes”

  1. They look Yummy and they look pretty easy to make, I think I’ll try some.
    Thank You

  2. Wonderful! Two of my favorites…chocolate and cream cheese! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my gosh these look delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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