February 17, 2011 at 7:12 am 11 comments

Several weeks ago my sister made some fantastic cupcakes. Over the weekend, we needed to whip up a batch of cupcakes for my SIL’s birthday. There would be several people there and one dessert was not enough. So I decided to make my sister’s recipe. Y’all. Words cannot describe the greatness of this cupcake.

Do it.

Black Bottom Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Box of cake mix – We use dark chocolate
Required ingredients for mix (eggs, oil, water)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 c. sugar
pinch of salt
1 c. mini chocolate chips

Make cake mix according to package directions. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 ful.l (Don’t go overboard here. I did and WOW they got big. Although if you do go overboard, they hold up nicely. So really, just do what you want.) In a small bowl beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt until smooth. Stir chocolate chips in mixture. Put a dallop of cream cheese mixture in each cupcake liner on top of the chocolate batter. Bake according to cupcake box.

(will ice 24 cupcakes)
18 T. butter, softened (2 sticks plus 2 T)
Slightly less than 1 c. cocoa, sifted
3 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 c. plus 1 T.  milk
Splash of vanilla

(The measurements are weird, I know. I assume it’s because the original recipe only iced 8 cupcakes so we tripled it. I’m sure you could round the numbers and it’d be fine.)

Put all ingredients in a big bowl and beat until smooth. Refrigerate while cupcakes are cooking and cooling. Pipe icing on cupcakes. Go big or go home, y’all! Don’t skimp on the icing! I also added chocolate sprinkles to the top and it went over very well.

And because that’s not enough sweetness for one post…

Sleeping in my arms. When his binkie falls out, you know it’s a GOOD sleep.

Playing with his changing mat. I need to show you a full picture of this hat, it’s amazing.

This is Jansen’s newest thing. He sucks and chews on his lower lip.


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lindsey Rowland  |  February 17, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Not sure about your little man but Adeline did the same thing with her bottom lip and not long after that she cut her first tooth. Seriously he is incredibly cute!

  • 2. Southern Gal  |  February 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Now that’s good sleep. Sucking that lower lip? He may be teething. I have Nora all day today. I didn’t see her for a week and a half while I was sick and she decided to grow up on me. Crawling, pulling up, saying ma-ma and bye-bye. She’s my human vacuum cleaner, too.

  • 3. Donna Dewey  |  February 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    While I’m not a big fan of cupcakes (or any cake for that matter) your recipe sounds divine!!! definitely one to try!!! Jansen is truly adorable !!

  • 4. Aunt Bonnie  |  February 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

    He’s getting cuter everyday!

  • 5. Karen  |  February 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

    He is just too cute!!!!

  • 6. mom (nana)  |  February 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Is your recipe right? 18 TBL of butter? That is 2 sticks plus 2 TBL – is that right? I am asking because (1) I have never seen a recipe listed like that…and because (2) that is a lot of butter!!! No wonder they are awesome!

  • 7. Nora  |  February 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I have made these cupcakes before! I think i got them from my Pillsbury cookbook a few years ago? one of my favorites and I’ve been thinking about making them again soon as I’m, (big surprise) totally in love with sweets!)

  • 8. Samantha  |  February 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    That first picture is the cutest thing ever. And the baby boobs, haha! So adorable!

  • 9. Sister  |  February 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I LOVVVVEEEE Black Bottom Cupcakes! I would eat them everyday if I could!!!

  • 10. Cristina  |  February 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Jansen is so adorable! i sucked on my bottom lip when i was little too!

  • 11. Heather (SIL)  |  February 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t want to make those cupcakes because I’m lazy, but next time I’m in houston we should plan something so that you can make them and i can eat them 🙂
    Jansen looks JUST LIKE Stephen in the first photo!

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