Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Black-Bottom Cheesy CupCakes!!

Black Bottom Cheesy Cupcakes are hard to resist for they taste as good as they look. The combination of a rich and chocolately cupcake filled with a lovely soft cheesecake center is reminiscent of a cheesecake brownie. I wanted to make this recipe for a long time and today i could take out some time to bake this delicious temptation.

We start these cupcakes with a cake batter. It is true that this cake has a nice chocolate color and flavor with a moist and tender crumb. This color and flavor come from using unsweetened cocoa powder. Popular brand of unsweetened natural cocoa powder is Hershey's...you can also look for Ghirardelli, Pernigotti, and Scharffen Berger.

What I like about this batter is no mixer is needed. The dry ingredients are placed in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. The two are mixed together and you are done. Once the chocolate batter is made it is divided amongst the muffin cups, and then a generous tablespoon of cheesecake filling is placed into the center of each.

As the cupcakes bake the chocolate batter becomes a shell for the cheesecake filling. Wonderful hot, cold, or at room temperature.

Here is the recipe for you

For Cream Cheese Filling: You will Need:

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For Chocolate Cupcakes: You will Need:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup unflavored vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners, or generously butter or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray.

Cream Cheese Filling: In your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy and smooth.

Set aside while you make the Chocolate Cupcake batter.

Chocolate Cupcakes: First, in a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl mix the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients until nice and smooth.

Evenly divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Then spoon a few tablespoons of the cream cheese filling into the center of each cupcake.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the cream cheese filling is a little brown and the cupcakes feel springy to the touch (a toothpick inserted into the chocolate part of the cupcake will come out clean).

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

These cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 - 4 days.

Makes 12 cupcakes.







Hope you liked this Temptation.
Adios for now.
See you next week!

164 comments:

Chicago Garden said...

Oh these look so tasty.

I'm going to have to try them.

Anya said...

I can't believe it
a cake with cheese ;)
I'm happy I can read your recepts
and translate to dutch
I can make your delicious cakes ^____^

Taste of My Life said...

Hi Aruna,
It is looking so good and delicious!

आनन्द वर्धन ओझा said...

मिठाइयों, केक और अन्य मीठे व्यंजनों के चित्र देखने में सुंदर लगते हैं. खाने को मिल जाएँ तो वल्लाह क्या बात हो ! फिर भी इनके निर्माण की प्रविधियां बता कर आप मेरी गृहस्वामिनी को प्रबुद्ध बना रही हैं. शुक्रिया ! शुरूआती दौर में उत्साहपूर्वक व्यंजन बनवा कर खाना प्रीतकर लग रहा है, लेकिन यह नशा अगर देवीजी पर अधिक सवार हुआ तो मुश्किल होगी. बहरहाल, आपकी मशक्कत और आपका पाक-शास्त्रीय ज्ञान अप्रतिम है ! शुभकामनायें !!

Satans Darling™ said...

They look DELICIOUS! Your blog is like heaven!

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

वाह..........क्या चाकलेट कप्स हैं...कितनी देर से देख रही हूं इन्हें...अरुणा जी अभी मेरी छुट्टियां चल रहीं हैं, सो मैं भी किचन में हाथ आजमाने जा रही हूं. वैसे आपकी विधियां इतनी बढिया होती हैं कि मैं इन्हें बिना किसी परेशानी के बना भी लेती हूं. शानदार कप के लिये बहुत सारे कप भर बधाई.

Rachana Vinay said...

OMG Aruna- These look yummmmmyyyyyyy. I am sure the taste as delicious as they look!

Gita said...

Oooh....the cake is very tempting with the gooey chese oozing out....slurp :)

Arv said...

hmmmm... tempting... i love any recipes that use a vanilla product :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...really delicious...nice snap

GAURAV said...

very tasty.....

Padma said...

So cheesy and yummy .... cheese on chocolate cup cakes - the color combo looks great Aruna...

5 Star Foodie said...

I love how adorable these cupcakes look! They sound absolutely delicious!

Parita said...

Wow these cupcakes look so chocolaty and delicious, lovely cream cheese frosting, i just had my lunch, wish i cud have these for dessert :)

Ann said...

OMG! Aruna, I wish I dont see your pic when I'm hungry!! This is fabulous :) I'm extremely craving for this NOW... Pls send me few.

Sakshi said...

Now I know what your home smells like all the time....Bakery! OMG gal you bake like those 18 century ladies I read in novels...and I thought that species of women were extinct. I am lost for words but guess if you feed me one of these cup cakes I might be able to open my mouth...

Lolz loved the name black bottom....

Vrinda said...

Cute cup cakes Aruna..nice color combo

Varunavi said...

Wonderful cup cakes aruna.Loved the presentation :)

Pavithra said...

Wow thats looking gorgeous aruna. fantastic color combination muffins brown and light yellow on the top.. u always rock by posting lovely baking things.. can u parcel me some ???????

Gina said...

Oh heck yeah those look amazing! I don't have the patience to make them though, too many steps, I'm a simple girl. I'll have to print the recipe and give it to my mom, she'd be alllll about it!

theBluesman said...

Aruna dear, even though i can't cook, it's always a pleasure to see the nice pictures of what you are making there. Very tempting indeed!

Nazish Rahman said...

lovely...one more nice recipe in the box...thanks Aruna!!!
looks easy to prepare

ARUNA said...

Chicago garden: thanks,yeah sure pls do!!

ARUNA said...

that's so sweet Anya, i wish i cud write in your language but thanks to online translators, they make things easy for us!!!

ARUNA said...

Taste of my life: Thanks dear!!

ARUNA said...

इन मीठे शब्दों के लिए बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद आनंद जी, पढ़के बहुत अछा लगा!!

ARUNA said...

hey Ashrita, heaven is too much yaar....heaven mein jo already hain bura maan jaayengey...hehe!

ARUNA said...

हा हा वंदना जी मेरी तरफ से भी बहुत सारी कप भरी शुक्रिया!

ARUNA said...

Rachana thanks dear, yeah they were delicious!!

ARUNA said...

Gita the whole taste lies in that cheesy texture!!

ARUNA said...

Oh Arvind so even if its an essence, u love it haan, now i know the secret! Whenver v meet, i will make all the dishes with vanilla only!!!!

ARUNA said...

shama thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

hey Gaurav, thanks yaa!

ARUNA said...

thanks Padma, yeah cheese on chocolate cup cakes....even i never tried them before but they taste great!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Natasha, glad you liked them and yeah they were v tasty!

ARUNA said...

hi Parita, that cheesy texture is actually not frosting....it is a part of the wholw chocolaty thing.....chocolate and cheese together make that cup cake.......no frosting required for these cakes!!!

ARUNA said...

Ann haha i wish i could send you some......y don't u come home for a change:))

ARUNA said...

Sakshi u r a big talker only yaa.......since how many days u r telling me that u'll come here and give me a chance to feed u, thereby transferring my body fat too......huh, pls do it b4 i change my mind i'm teling ya.... and i will show u how extinct i'm!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Vrinda!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Saritha.....i loved ur laddoos too!!!

ARUNA said...

Pavithra, i will surely parcel u some if u promise me to teach me the art of food presentation!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Gina, its absolutely a very easy recipe......thr name and the look here sounds complicated but when u have all the ingredients with u, it hardly takes time to bake these!!!

ARUNA said...

the bluesman: thanq so much for those sweet words, if u r happy.....i'm happy too!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Nazish yes it is a simple recipe........i hope you'll try it!!

Chef E said...

Yum, my hubby's mom makes these every Christmas, and I eat at least three before New Years! Did I just tell the world that, lol, and I would eat yours up too :)

Pooja said...

Oh I'm drooling over those creamy chocolate cupcakes fresh from the oven!

ARUNA said...

hahaha that's so nice Elizabeth..... and to eat my cakes, u need to come here.....so yeah i wud love if u come here to eat them!!!!

girlichef said...

Yummy. At first I thought they were little cheeseburger cupcakes when I saw the picture, which I thought was looking good. But, these sound even better!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Gorgeous cake .want to have one now:)

ARUNA said...

hey Pooja, thanq dear.....hey i'm unable to access ur blog!!

ARUNA said...

yes girlchef, these really taste so yummy and cheesy!!!!

Anand said...

Hi, I wonder how the cakes wud taste? Look dicey sort of. Really. Lol. But Im sure if you've made them, shud be kool.

Btw did u still get the answer yet or u jus let it go? I knw u jus let it go. Anyways, since it has been answered by one of the G3 gang, I have put up a female logo in G3s honor on my side bar. Hope u like it. (It has not been chosen by me)

ARUNA said...

Viki, u can have them right now if u come here!!!!

ARUNA said...

haha Anand good to know someone has got the answer.......i was scared, that's y didn't dare to peep into ur blog......now i can check!!!
A female logo..........wow that's so kind of u!!!!!

doggybloggy said...

these cupcakes look like they are packed with rich flavor goodness....nice job!

ARUNA said...

thanks doggybloggy.......waiting for ur cheese!!

Prathibha said...

They are just gorgeous..unusual and tempting..

Justin said...

these sound so great... nice one

ARUNA said...

thanq Prathibha, i wish i cud check ur blog often!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Justin!

rekhas kitchen said...

OoooMMMMMGGGGG so so chocolatee and cheeeseeee drooling here what a recipe yaar ummmmm.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow mouth watering !! I wana have some of them !! Great post..will surely check all the posts ..Great one..Unseen Rajasthan

Yasmeen said...

Looks so decadent with chocolate & Cheese:)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

HmmmHmmm looks yummy and moist. You always tempt me with these awesome desserts:). Now I want one.

kittymatti said...

yumm! this looks heavenly!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

oh. my. goodness.
theses sound AMAZING!

Babli said...

Its delicious Aruna. Cake with cheese I love it. Its so yummy with gorgeous pictures that I feel like having it now.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - an art piece here... Great job again... Looks so yummy!

Reeni♥ said...

These are scrumptious little temptations! You can't go wrong with a cheesecake and brownie all in one!

ARUNA said...

thanq Rekha!

ARUNA said...

Unseen Rajasthan: Hi,thanks for visiting my blog.....glad u liked this post, pls do check all other posts!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Yasmeen they look decadent!!

ARUNA said...

Dhanya thanks dear....so also u tempt n surprise me with all your yummy, mind-blowing cakes!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Preethi!

ARUNA said...

Peanut butter swirl : Hey they taste amazing too.

ARUNA said...

hey babli its just like ur sweet poems!!

ARUNA said...

Home cooked oriya food: thanks yaa!

ARUNA said...

Reeni u r absolutely right......v can never go wrong with the duo combo!!

Superchef said...

these are sooo gorgeous, Aruna!! this is gonna be what i'll be making when the next sweet attack comes :)

ARUNA said...

haha good to know Manju......yeah these r definetely a great choice!!!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! that's d yummy looking cup cake ever :) yummmyyy

Kishore Choudhary said...

great job again ... wish to be there

Priya said...

Omg, wat a delicious and gorgeous cupcakes dear, feel like having rite now..am inviting myself to enjoy those fabulous cupcakes! Too tempting!

Vidhu said...

प्रिय अरुणा ,तुमने तो बिना मीठा खाए ..जबान मीठी कर दी ...जानती हो मीठा अगर मुझे ना मिले तो ...एक खालीपन जबान महसूस करती है ...चाकलेट्स कप देख कर तो जाने क्या हो गया है ....आम का मोसम है इनदिनों कोई रेसिपी भेजो ...उम्मीद है तुम ठीक होगी

Sanghi said...

Yummy cupcakes! Aruna kalakura!

Chriz said...

how much time do u spend time to write a post... with color combo and taking pictures, arranging them.. i always admire the pain that goes in every post of urs.. keep them coming

Dedene said...

As always, your cupcakes make me swoon! We don't have cream cheese here, just a sort of fresh cheese that's not the same at all. Boo Hoo!

Preeti Singh said...

hey Aruna,I am new in blogging world and first time here....it is looking heavenly wonderful...very nice pics.

Ifthikhar said...

Oh ma god......u are always coming with new kinda items....so i want to test it....

So nice..

neeraj_only said...

Ab recepie se kam nahi chalega , asli cake pesh kiya jae..... :p

like always i am tempted to try this ( now part of things to try / learn )

carry on aruna

Kitchen Flavours said...

Really a tempting temptation....

Usha said...

Interesting cupcake, looks delicious !

ARUNA said...

Mangala, thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

kishore ji....aapka post oops bhool gayi.......let me go right now!!!!

ARUNA said...

Priya, join me here and we can have them together.....wat say!!!

ARUNA said...

लता जी तारीफ़ का बहुत बहुत शुक्रिया......इस बार आपके लिए आम का रेसिपी ज़रूर बनूंगी!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Sanghi!

ARUNA said...

not much of time chriz boy.......its less painful than urs......trust me!!!

ARUNA said...

Dedene u can try with the one available in ur place....i'm sure that will b a different kind of temptation!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Preeti and welcome to the blogging den!

ARUNA said...

Ifthikar thanq so much for ur nice words!

ARUNA said...

Asli cake pesh karne ke liye asli neeraj ka hona bhi to zaroori hai na!!!

ARUNA said...

Kitchen flavours: Thanks a lot!

ARUNA said...

thanq Usha!

DEESHA said...

yummm & nice name to the dish

finsmom said...

These certainly do look tempting! So cute! I will be trying them soon!

Great blog! I will be following you :)

ARUNA said...

Thanq Deesha!!!

ARUNA said...

finsmom.....glad u liked my blog, keep visiting!!!!

katztales said...

Saw you at Anya and Kareltjes and thought I'd drop by. Nice blog! I had to laugh because last week I wrote a story (I'm a journo) about a lady who cooks liver cupcakes for dogs - and they look just as yummy as yours! But i think yours will taste better to us human types :-)

ARUNA said...

katztales: Hi glad u visited my blog......i cudn't stop laughing after reading ur comment!! I assure u my cupcakes definetely r for human....lol!!!!

katztales said...

Here are the cup cakes for dogs. From Meem, a Malaysian baker. http://luvthypetstore.blogspot.com/2009/05/bark-ery-mutt-loaf-cup-cakes.html

ARUNA said...

hahaha these r really awesome!!!! So innovative!!

neeraj_only said...

Lolz .....well said aruna :-D

( was curious to know ur response )

bows from me to ur sense of humour ^0^ ^0^ ^0^

Babli said...

Thank you very much Aruna for giving the lovely comment as well as the first person to see my shayari and appreciated.
Oh! I love to visit your blog and everyday morning I open your blog and feel very hungry seeing the yummy,delicious and my favourite cakes.

ARUNA said...

Neeraj, waise tum bhi kum nahin ho!!!

ARUNA said...

Babli I love ur blog as much as u love mine......so same pinch!!

chakhlere said...

Hey what fabulous blog!!
First time here!!
really amazing!!

ARUNA said...

chaklere: hey thanks for visiting me, i liked ur blog too and the blogname!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

What a tempting temptation!

Iva said...

OMG! FABULOUS BLOG!! first time visitor here!!

<3,
Iva

sangeeta said...

wonderful cupcakes and so easy....unbelievable...

more than that Aruna (no need to say that your recipes are extraordinary) i like to see some hindi here on your blog n i actually went to see some of the hindi blogs you are following......wanted to thank you for that.

Ricardo said...

They look just sooooo fantastic and delicious really great treats for all very spongy too. well done thanks for the share :) xx Rico|Recipes

ARUNA said...

Thanks Angie!

ARUNA said...

welcome to my blog Iva!

ARUNA said...

hey Sangeeta, thanks for ur nice n sweet words yaar...and yeah i really enjoy following some of those Hindi blogs, i love to read them!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanq Ricardo!

ShantanuDas said...

I wonder who shoots your photos.. lucky person! Must be getting to eact all those!

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful cup cakes and Lovely presentation :)

ARUNA said...

Shantanu....that wud b me, so thanks for ur compliments :))

ARUNA said...

thanks Hari Chandana!

ShantanuDas said...

Then I must say you are excellent in both.. every detail of your lovely food, the way it is arranged to appear more appealing and the colours are so vibrant.. Really I am feeling hungry.
:-)
Btw u are always visiting my blog and commenting in return I see but do pls then visit this blog of mine..
http://indiathroughmyphotoblog.blogspot.com/
[you can follow it too so that you do not lose the address]

Cheers!

ARUNA said...

thanq for those lovely words Shantanu!

Kalaivani said...

Cup cakes looks fantastic and soft too.Delicious.
I have an award waiting for you at my space. pls do pick it up.:))

ARUNA said...

thanq Kalai, that's so thoughtful of u dear!!!!

Premyscakes said...

as usual great work, looks soo... good.

tulipspeaks said...

I'm hungry already!


ammu.

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

बहुत ही सुंदर, बहुत टेस्‍टी।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

बहुत ही टैस्‍टी डिश बताई है आपने।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Dev said...

Nice blog, and nice sweetes...

Regards.

DevPalmistry |Lines tell the story of ur life

Shafi said...

hi.... your Blog is simply "delicious". Really tempting. And thanx for stopping by... Keep blogging. :-)

जितेन्द्र दवे said...

It's Yummy!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Prema...!

ARUNA said...

Ammu, you should try them then!!!

ARUNA said...

Rajnish ji, bahut bahut dhanyawaad!!

ARUNA said...

shafi, thanq for stopping by my blog too.

ARUNA said...

jitendra ji, thanq for visiting me!!!

doloncookbook said...

Wow ... Nice recipe & delicious picture ... I am droooooolllllllling over it .....

Donna-FFW said...

These look absolutely delectable!

"MIRACLE" said...

अरुणा जी आपके ब्लॉग पर आकर तो मुंह मे पानी आ जाता है ....वाह ....वाह इतना सब कुछ कैसे कर लेती है भाई आप भी बहुत खूब और आपके व्यजन भी ....लखनऊ जरुर आयें पर खाली हाथ नहीं,आपका ब्लॉग बहुत ही मीठा है ,जिनको शु़गर हो वो लोग अरुणा जी ब्लॉग पर जरा सभंल कर आयें ........

T and S said...

Your images of these temptations are stunning, it makes them more irresistible Aruna...Thomas

Nazarina A said...

These cupcake little bites look heavenly, I like how everyone gets their individual little dessert!

ARUNA said...

doloncookbook: thanq so much for those kind words!

ARUNA said...

thanks Donna!

ARUNA said...

अरुण जी, आपकी इस मीठी सी टिप्पणी के लिए दिल से शुक्रिया! आते रहिएगा!

ARUNA said...

Thomas, if my photography is stunning, wat wud i call urs......if u were near by my place....i wud have hired u to take pics of my food.......seriously!!!

ARUNA said...

Nazarina, thanq so much yaar!

Murari Pareek said...

सॉरी अरुणा जी दांतों मैं कीडे है मैं नहीं खा सकता, अगर खा सकता तो यहाँ किसी को कुछ नहीं दिखता !! सिवाय कुछ कतरन के!!

pigpigscorner said...

THese look and sound soooo good!

workhard said...

I can actually smell the choco cheese flavor and now im soooooooooo hungry...

U gotta a lot of patience girl..

ARUNA said...

ha ha Murari ji kya baat ki hai aapne......aasha karti hoon ki aapke daant jaldi se saaf ho jaaye taaki aap yahin se sab utha sakey....!!

Justine said...

these look delicious!! well done!

junko said...

These look so delicious! I can not wait to make them! :)

ARUNA said...

thanq Justine!

ARUNA said...

glad u liked them junko!