Cupcakes are generally not on my list of top desserts. However, I was convinced I could find a way to make them more like something I really enjoy. I browsed the internet in search of ideas and happened to come upon these delectable little treats, Black Bottom Cupcakes!
Generally my tastes tend toward the more chocolaty cakes and I love cheesecakes. These cupcakes seemed to offer me the best of both worlds and were not quite like anything I had made prior to this. This is what I did to make them:
8 ounces neufchatel cheese (softened), 1 egg, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, a pinch of salt.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp vanilla extract.