Recipe: Christine’s Black Bottom Cupcakes

Christine’s Black Bottom Cupcakes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 oz pkg chocolate chips or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Mix first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, mix the remainder together.
  • Fill pans with the second mixture and then top with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and while hot, add one square of a milk chocolate bar on top of each.


This recipe comes from a fantastic cookbook prepared by the Friends of the Grist Mill in 2003 based on some of the most popular recipes in the Tea Room.
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