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Black Bottom Cupcakes December 29, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — thelittlebowl @ 6:00 am

I recently set up an online bakery and decided to name my cakes after my friends and loved ones.
Sue, one of my oldest friends, was super excited to get a cupcake named after her. With no reference to the colour of her bottom and with a number of my signature cakes already named, I suggested trying the black bottom cupcake recipe that I stumbled upon a while ago. πŸ˜‰
The black bottom cupcake is essentially a chocolate cupcake with a cheesecake core. It sounds good, right?
Sue and I set a date to bake this new found recipe. Filled with anticipation, we measured the ingredients and got down to work!
View the recipe here
The recipes on Joy of Baking are usually pretty good. Unfortunately, this one fell flat. Without the use of eggs or dairy in the chocolate cake, the cake tasted rather blah and one-dimensional. It seems the cake was invented during WWII, when eggs, butter and milk were short in supply.

The cupcake that was meant to be named "Sueannesaurus"

To our sore disappointment, we didn’t get hit with the decadence and intense flavour we had expected from a chocolate cake. And to make matters worse, the cream cheese core was a little chalky. Perhaps it was the cheese I used.
Strangely enough, Sue’s friends really liked this cupcake. In spite of that, we weren’t satisfied with this cupcake. So, it’s back to the drawing board for Sueannesaurus!
Psst… It seems @littleteochew also tried making the Black Bottom Cupcake. Her cakes look better! Her blog post is available here.
Hmm.. technically, I’m also a little Teochew… a little Teochew bowl that is πŸ˜‰


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