Wednesday, September 5, 2007

An Adult Cupcake & I've Been Tagged!!! Twice!!

Over 25 years ago I was given this wonderful cupcake recipe and have made it several times over the years. It has a wonderful "sensually" (as once described) gooey center and is best eaten warm with a tall glass of ice cold milk. It is similar to the cupcake that Starbucks sells, however Starbucks, step aside because I was making these before you originated!! ha ha. Let me know if you make them and how you like them. So glad that many of you enjoyed the Walnut Squares recipe! Tickled pink that you liked them!!

Black Bottom Cupcakes

1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda

5 Tblsp Canola or Wesson Oil (don't use olive oil...Miss Cherry...wink and a smile!!)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water
1 Tblsp. cidar vinegar

Stir the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients and mix well. Fill 18 cupcake wrappers 1/2 full. Top each with 1 Tblsp of the following filling:

8 oz. cream cheese (soft)
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


I've been tagged by two sweet blogging friends, Priscilla at Cherry at at for the middle name game. Here are the rules for those that choose to follow them: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My first name is really Rebecca. I was named after my great, great grandmother Minnie Rebecca and my Aunt Minnie Rebecca. My Mom dropped the Minnie (thank you Mom cause, afterall, it would be ironic to call me "Minnie" at 5'11"!!!!). My middle name is Ann. So...
A = appreciative - I appreciate everything that God has blessed me with in life.

N = ninny - A simpleton - I don't have to have lavish things and don't buy designer labels to dress in. I am a blue jean, T shirt and Converse sneakers kind of gal.

N = nest - Not only do I love birds and anything bird related, I am also a nester.

Now I am tagging: Amy at

Tina at

Becky at

Have fun!!!!!


Nunnie's Attic said...

I found your blog through BittersweetPunkin. I love it and those cupcakes. A classmate of mine made them way back in the 9th grade when we had to a "demonstrative" speech. I asked her for the recipe and I made them for years. Then I lost the recipe during one of moves I guess. So thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm all excited now!

Mind if I add you to my blog roll?

Lallee said...

Those cupcakes sound delicious. I've had a black bottom cake before. I'll definitely let you know if I try this.

You are no ninny! You'll have to redo this and come up with another N word ;-)

Esther Sunday said...

How do I like them? Oh, about five at a time will work. Course you were tagged twice - we love ya.

cherry said...

Ok no ninny comes to mind...just down right excellent taste my dear! I know that doesn't start with an N but hey! Thanks for playing along. I WILL be trying the cupcakes soon. I even like the name of them. Here is ninny for you...what is salad oil? Do you mean olive oil? I have never heard of that for baking. xoxo, cherry

Shelby said...

oh I think I just gained five pounds!! they look soooooooo good. I love Michael Buble - your music is splendid.

Flea Market Queen said...

Yum...those look fantastic, I can smell them from here! I def will be trying these...Thanks!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am laughing so hard right now that Duhgall is grumbling at me cause he is asleep at my feet, as usual. LOL - no Cherry, not olive oil..canola oil. I was reading off the recipe..tis old as I said. hahahahahaha! Ninny Lallee? Yes, I am a ninny. Not a whimp - you know why - but a simple person. If I could go without wearing makeup (shun the thought) I would. Esther..if you want five at a time, eat your heart out girly! Love that! They are realllllly good and it has taken total self control for me not to eat the last two that are in a zip loc...the boys better hurry! xo, Becky

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh those cupcakes look YUMMY!!!!!!
(from Rebecca Lynne)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thank you so much for posting me..I actually should have said Hello a ways back as I originally had your blog bookmarked on my desktop because it was so charming....then I started blogging myself last week. Thanks for the kind comment that was very sweet and YES those cupcakes look sinful......

Anonymous said...

I used to make those all the time, they are SO yummy!

Baking season is almost here for me! (once it cools down a bit!)

Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I just looked at your "Cottage of the Month" and oh my goodness, your home is lovely! So warm and cozy and I love all of your vingettes :)


bee'nme said...

Hey Beck - thanks for the tag! I haven't forgotten about it, just LOTs going on with my day job keeping me hopping. I enjoyed reading yours very much and look forward to sharing mine...oh, and I look forward to trying your cupcake recipe too...goodness gracious!

jamestownboys said...

OH MY GOSH I LOVE THESE CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My brother in law makes them and they are TDF!! I could eat the entire batch and then some : ).
My husband, however, doesn't like coconut so I rarely make them : (

Thanks for the fun reminder.
I love your blog Becky. It always brings a smile to my day!


bee'nme said...

Hey Beck,
I finally did your tag on my blog, plus I threw in another fun meme that Jenny B. at Allsorts had on her blog. Thanks again for the tag - it was fun and nice to be thought of...

Take care,
Becky - Just Bee 'n Me