AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Because you asked DATE: 10/16/2007 01:38:00 PM ----- BODY:









Black Bottom Cupcakes
(Cupcakes of Shame)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 egg
1 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons soda
2 cups water
2/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, egg, and 1/8 tsp salt. Beat with whisk attachment until well combined and beginning to get fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Combine flour, cocoa, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, and soda with a fork to blend. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Batter will be thin.

Place liners in muffin pans. Fill each 2/3 full of batter, then drop 1 heaping tsp of cream cheese mixture in the center of each.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Yeilds about 2 dozen cupcakes.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stella DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 2:51:00 PM EDT I would DEFINITELY eat one of those...actually right now would be perfect. Could I have one please? ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous TinaGirl DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 3:13:00 PM EDT ummmmm sounds heavenly, sinful, shameful in the best description of the word. I Cant wait to make some. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Heather, Queen of Shake Shake DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 3:42:00 PM EDT Oh yum. I am now having severe chocolate withdrawals from my crack binge last week. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous MamaGeek @ Works For Us DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 5:30:00 PM EDT Printing right now. They sound divine. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stimey DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 6:58:00 PM EDT Based on these pictures, I would absolutely have eaten one of these. Maybe two or three. Yum. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Karaoke Diva DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7:04:00 PM EDT Oh my gawd. Somebody, somewhere, please, make those for me. Those look sooooo good, but I know I would screw them up. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Candygirlflies DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7:29:00 PM EDT Baking... Baking these RIGHT. NOW.

xoxo CGF ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Magpie DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 9:01:00 PM EDT Damn, they look pretty good to me. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bon DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 10:08:00 PM EDT oh dude. see, i'd even GO to church to eat those. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Ally DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 10:23:00 PM EDT Yum. Send one over my way after you go to Stella's, please. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mamma DATE:Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 11:36:00 PM EDT And I thought I was special. ;) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Paige Jennifer DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10:36:00 AM EDT I'll take two, please. One for each ass cheek. I mean, that's where they're going to end up anyway. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Redneck Mommy DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:06:00 AM EDT I'm going to try this recipe. This afternoon.

If I don't burn the suckers, I'll let you know how they turned out.

Thanks chicky. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Imstell DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:56:00 AM EDT Ugh! I can't see the picture at work! The unfairness of it all! How am I to properly daydream of cheating on my diet without a visual? Woe is me... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Oh, The Joys DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1:38:00 PM EDT Yum! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM EDT Those people at the potluck were crazy not to eat those! Thanks for the recipe! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous katy DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 5:26:00 PM EDT Yum....I would so make those right now if I didn't have way too many pumpkin logs in the fridge. If you like pumpkin I put the recipe up for my pumpkin logs today. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous labugga DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 8:39:00 PM EDT Ooh, yum. You should change churches, those people are obviously certifiable. Thanks! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mrs. Chicken DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 8:48:00 PM EDT I am SO making these. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous FENICLE DATE:Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 9:53:00 AM EDT YUM!! I can't wait to make these when we get back home :) Thanks for sharing. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 10:01:00 AM EDT I am going to buy muffin pans after work. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Beautifully Unique DATE:Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 12:48:00 PM EDT Freaking awesome dude! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Becki DATE:Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7:20:00 PM EDT Those sound AWESOME!! ----- --------