Monday, May 21, 2012

Life's better with a bit of baked in cream cheese frosting

Aka Black Bottom Cupcakes

I bought the mini cupcake tray impulsively a couple weeks ago, and had to make something withit, it was time, I couldn't just put the tray away without using it at least once.
Nothing like starting a Monday with a bit of mini cupcake, except possibly cupcakes with baked in frosting, :) It's a simple recipe at that.  I used to never use box cakes, then Trader Joes released theirs now, love them, Not an every cake situation, but much more than when all of them had the taste of leavenings sticking around. 

Black Bottom Cupcakes
1 chocolate box cake 
eggs and oil according to box directions 
1 8 oz bar cream cheese, room temp 
2 cups mini chocolate chips 
1 egg 
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla 

Make Chocolate cake mix according to directions, add 1 cup mini chocolate chips. 
Mix cream cheese, remaining chocolate chips, 1 egg, and sugar to make frosting

Line mini cupcakes, pour half way with chocolate cake batter, top with a heaping tsp of frosting. Bake around 10-12 minutes at 350, and there you have it, cupcakes, after making 24 cupcakes, I made a slightly smaller bundt cake, cause I lost the patience to individual pour out the minis. 

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