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Day 10 – Black Bottom Cupcakes

10 Aug

I have never even heard of Black Bottom Cupcakes (recipe below from Culinary Couture).  But, if I understand it correctly, it’s like a brownie under a chocolate chip cookie.  So, sure!  Let’s give it a try!

Black Bottom Cupcake

These are extremely dense cupcakes!  Feels like a brownie with a soft chocolate chip cookie on top.  The bottom part alone tastes very dark and bland, but almost bitter.  The top tastes like a chocolate chip cookie, plain and simple.

Mini Black Bottom Cupcake

(They don’t look great in mini-form.  It’s hard to get 2 batters into that small of a space, so they overflowed…a lot…)

The combination of the two parts together makes the top part taste a little sour, which it definitely isn’t when you taste it alone.  My best guess is that it’s how the cookie competes with how dark the brownie is.

Black Bottom Cupcakes halved

They are super easy to throw together!  The only semi-time-consuming part was pureeing the bananas.  They do seem more like a muffin – hard to see “cupcake” when there’s no frosting.  It’s a little hard to tell when they are done.  The toothpick never came out clean (thank you, chocolate chips!), so I aimed for when they started to brown.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste (brownie part): 2

– Frosting Taste (cookie part): 4

– Overall Taste: 2

– Appearance: 3

– Ease of Making: 4.5

– TOTAL: 15.5


Black Bottom Cupcakes (recipe from Culinary Couture)

For the cream cheese mixture
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 small banana, pureed
1 egg
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chipsFor the chocolate mixture
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large bananas, pureed
1/3 cup oil
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

For directions visit Culinary Couture

*Tomorrow: PB & J Cupcakes*
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