Come in and have some coffee and some special Black Bottom Cupcakes (recipe later in this post) -
Now, for the decorations -- I'll just let you browse --
Now, for the recipe for the Black Bottom Cupcakes pictured at the Top O'Blog --
Black Bottom Cupcakes
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 C. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 C. chocolate chips
* (colored tints, if you choose)
1 1/2 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1/4 C. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. water
1/3 C. cooking oil
1 T. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine in a mixing bowl - softened cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt. Beat well. * This is where you would add any tinting & mix well if you are decorating for a holiday, etc. - otherwise if you want the cream cheese mixture to be "white" just do nothing. Then, stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.
In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Then, add the water, oil, vinegar, & vanilla and beat well.
Line 18 to 24 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners. Fill about 1/3 to 1/2 full with the cocoa mixture. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
I make these for all the holidays. This past 4th of July I divided the cream cheese mixture into 3 parts - keeping one part white and tinting the others red and blue. I just used red and green for Christmas and orange looks great for Halloween. This is a great recipe to be added to all your holiday recipes!!!!
Now, I am a late bloomer to these - but St. Patrick's Day season would not be complete without these -
I just love Shamrock Shakes!!!!!!!!
Now, Lucy would like to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you. She is claiming to be Irish, you know --
I am so happy to be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. Check it out here.
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