To go with my recent post Party Like It’s Groundhog Day!
Even though the darling, furry groundhog saw his shadow today – these sweet little replicas should take the chill off the predicted six more weeks of winter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL CUPCAKES
FOR THE BLACK BOTTOM CUPCAKES
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
4 eggs, divided
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Heat oven to 350F. Line 20 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
Combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl, mix well.
Beat cream cheese, 1 egg and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in small bowl until smooth, set aside.
Beat buttermilk, remaining 3 eggs, oil and vanilla in medium bowl until well blended. Add buttermilk…
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