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Baltimore Black Bottom Cupcakes

Baltimore Black Bottom Cupcakes are a chocolate cupcake topped with a cheesecake-like filling and mini chocolate chips.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cupcakes, Maryland Recipes
Cuisine American, Maryland
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 148 kcal


For the Cupcake:

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with liners or spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
    1 ½ cups all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Add the water, vegetable oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix until combined. The batter will be really thin.
    1 cup water, ⅓ cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Fill the cupcake pans with ⅓ of the batter.
  • In another bowl, beat together the cream cheese until smooth. Then add in the sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
    8 oz. cream cheese, ⅓ cup sugar
  • Add in the egg and mix until combined, followed by the salt. Then add the mini chocolate chips, mixing only until just incorporated.
    1 egg, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Drop a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on top of the cupcake batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes.


Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

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