I made these delicious treats the other night. I love to bake, but I'm seriously at a point where I just feel that taking shortcuts is better for me. Less time, less mess and I get the job done. We have homemade treats to send in to the teachers and DH's work buddies on a regular basis. And no one knows that I used a cake mix for these. ( remember those Rice Krispie Treats commercials where the mom would spend 10 minutes fixing them and dust herself with flour and come out looking ragged and run down! :) LOL!)
what are these delicious looking things? well I've called them Black Bottom Cupcakes my whole life- my hubby has now notoriously dubbed them FAT bottom cupcakes! Hee hee hee.
but some people call them Black and Whites as well. They are a chocolate base with basically a chocolate chip cheese cake dollop in the middle.
yumm yummm yummmmmmmmmm!!
you can find the recipe at recipe source -http://www.recipesource.com/
for mine- I simply used Devils Food cake mix, and the cream cheese mixture.
16 oz Cream cheese, room temp
2/3 c Sugar
1/8 t Salt
12 oz Chocolate chips semi sweet
I think I would try adding 2 tblsp of white vinegar to the chocolate cake mix to give it that little tartness the chocolate cake part should have.
basically- you make the cream cheese mix, and seperately you make the cake batter. add the cake mix first into the cupcake liners, then drop in large dollops ( a big tablespoon) of the cheese mixture. Bake at 375 for about 18-25 minutes- until the cheese just barely starts to brown on the edges.
I made 24 cupcakes- but I would actually go to between 30-36 depending on how big you want them- of course the more you do- the smaller the cupcake. mine were overfull and puffed out too much in the pan.
hope you get a chance to try these!
have a wonderful day!