Black Bottom Muffins Recipe

Black Bottom Muffins

In 1987 I made these Black Bottom Muffins with chopped almonds on top.  They are easy to make, and you should have all the ingredients at your fingertips (the only thing I had to buy was the cream cheese).  Try them because you will like them.

Black Bottom Muffins Recipe

Black Bottom Muffins

2 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 ½ cups flour

1 cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 cup water

1/3 cup oil

1 Tbsp. vinegar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. sugar

½ cup chopped almonds

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.  In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and egg; mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.

In large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.  Fill prepared muffin cups half full.  Top each with tablespoon of cream cheese mixture.  Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and chopped nuts; sprinkle evenly over cupcakes.

Bake at 350F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is light golden brown.  Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans.  Cool completely.  Refrigerate leftovers.    18 cupcakes

(Recipe for the Black Bottom Muffins was in Pillsbury Classic, 100 Prize Winning Bake-Off Recipes, 1987)

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