Week 30: Black Bottom Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

Here's the story of my black bottom cupcake adventure...I actually started out making a cherry muffin earlier this morning. Note that it is now 1:20 a.m....well, they really sucked so I threw them out...then I had some other stuff to do today and kind of put off thinking about my alternative cupcake...hmmm...when I got back from going out to dinner (really good food at this place in Gaithersburg, MD, called The Nibbler...we always eats Ropa (or as our family calls it, the Rope). Anyway, back to the cupcake...around 9:00 tonight I decided to make a stawberry cupcake. I remembered that I had seen a large carton of strawberries in the fridge earlier in the day. Around 9:30 I went to get the strawberries and they had disappeared...food does that around here.

Back to square 1...so, around 9:48 to be exact I decided I better head for Fresh Go (which closes at 10:00) and get the ingredients for the Black Bottom Cupcake...I was lacking cream cheese and gingersnaps. Lucky for me I made it to the store with about 5 minutes to spare. Of course, I had to pick up a couple of other things and soon I heard the voice on the loudspeaker say that everyone should come to the cash register NOW, because we are CLOSED! Who do you think was at the cash register with me? No one..well, just me and the checkout kid. The doors locked tight at 10:00. I had to exit thru the in door. Embarrassing? Yes, but at least I had my gingersnaps! Needless to say, I have no pride and advance planning is not one of my strengths! Now I get to go to bed....

Recipes will appear (magically), if you click HERE.


  1. Anonymous9:44 AM

    what tiny, tasties these are! a different, kinda spice-cake like, chocolate thing. and the napkins are a hoot.

    for your virtual fans: the napkins feature a '60s-era photo of a little girl with her easy-bake oven with a little boy standing nearby. The caption says, 'dear abbey, my son seems fascinated with my daughter's easy-bake oven. do you think i should have a cocktail?'

    Yes! and kick it back with another cupcake!

  2. Anonymous3:33 PM

    HI! Can someone pleeaassee help me. I'm trying to find the link to the recipe for week 26: vanilla cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting. I'd be very grateful! =)

  3. They look yummy but not what is traditionally a blackbottom!

  4. Tiffany: It doesn't seem cheesy...I like it! I actually have found that the easiest way of carrying these babies to work is to buy a dozen cupcakes at the grocery story (in the plastic carton) and use that. The one I'm using now has lasted at least six weeks. When I want to store them, I used a 9x12" cake pan with a plastic lid. I must admit that these cupcakes usually don't last long enough to store!

    Cupcake Queen

  5. Heather: Week 26 was a combination of two different recipes...the basic vanilla one is in the Week 21 recipe at this url: Click Here. And, the Fudge Frosting from Weeks 23, is at this url: Click Here.

  6. Rachel: I have never eaten a black bottom cupcake or even seen one...I just follow the recipe!

  7. cupcakeluv: u r 2 much!

  8. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Hi Cupcake Queen!
    I emailed you more than a week again with some questions I had about the Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. I haven't received a response from you yet, so I was wondering if you received it? Please let me know!

  9. I loved your last minute dash to the grocery store, Bravo,I live 25 miles from the closest one here. Can't wait to see what you whip up week to week.
    I have never seen a Black Bottom cupcake ever.

  10. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Hi Cupcake Queen! Thanks so much for the information on the vanilla cupcakes with fudge frosting. I really appreciate it. You're great!=) Ps...I never even knew/cared about blogs until yours!

  11. Ooh, it's normally chocolate cake with cream cheese with chocolate chips in it: http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2005/01/black-bottoms.html

  12. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Can I freeze iced cupcakes? I need to make 90 for my office.
    will the icing get grainy or change in taste? I am using a star tip to apply frosting and will add some decorative candy sprinkles at the last minute. Can you help need to know asap. For Valentines day. Thank you, Jan