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Black and white homemade chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese and chocolate chip filling

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Homemade chocolate cupcakes filled with cream cheese and chocolate chips make rich and delicious Black and White Cupcakes or Black Bottom Cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Black and White Cupcakes, Black Bottom Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 173kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Stand Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Muffin Pan
  • Measuring Cups


Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips may want extra to sprinkle on top

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Beat well. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl stir together flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla to the dry mixture. Beat until well combined.
  • Fill paper lined muffin cups 1/3 full of chocolate batter. Add a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the center the chocolate batter in each cup.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 - 25 minutes. Take extra care not to overbake. Makes two dozen.


  • Sprinkle batter filled cups with coarse sugar and chopped nuts if desired.
  • Take extra care not to overbake, remove from oven when the edge of the cream cheese starts to turn light brown.  At this point, a toothpick inserted into the chocolate cupcake could come out clean.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg