Thursday, January 13, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Black Bottoms

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

Last week, I posted my recipes for Pantry Bruschetta and Garlic Cheesy Bread, which I made for New Year's Eve.  Since I was starting the Clean Out the Cupboards Challenge the next day, I had made those appetizers out of food already in my pantry.

I also wanted to make some dessert... but what?  I looked through the food in my pantry to see what I could make.  A cake? No frosting, and my homemade frosting never comes out well.  No ice cream, so there goes that.  Cookies?  Not special enough for New Year's.

But, I do have some chocolate chips, and a lot of cream cheese.  How about black bottoms?

If you've never had them, black bottoms have a bottom layer of cake, and a top layer of cheesecake mixed with chocolate chips.  It's made in mini cupcake tins.   And they are super yummy!

Sorry no picture of the final product - they were devoured before I had a chance to take one!  Recipe courtesy of my mom's cookbook.

BLACK BOTTOMS

Batter 1:
8 oz cream cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Set aside.

Batter 2:
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup oil

Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Add the water, vinegar, vanilla, and oil.  Mix well.  Line a mini-muffin tin with bake cups.  Fill with Batter 2 about 2/3 full.  Drop 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of Batter 1 on top.  (It shouldn't cover the entire top.)

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Makes 48.


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19 comments:

Miz Helen January 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Your wonderful Black Bottoms are sitting right here on my plate here at Full Plate Thursday. Thank you so much for coming today and please come back!

LaVonne @ Long Wait January 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM  

Thank you for sharing. I have never had them, but my sister would love them. She loves cheesecake. I also love that huge list of food memes. :) Thanks for sharing that. I am visiting from TILT. Blessings!

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) January 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

I just found your blog- thanks for hosting! I am sharing my recipe for Pork And Pumpkin Soup. It's healthy and tastes great!

Donnie January 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

I used to make something similar many years ago. I might just make these and bring back some memories.

Run DMT January 14, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

Oh my goodness! Those sound FABULOUS!

I'm hosting a new meme called Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and play along.

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Julie M. January 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

Oh my. Don't put those in front of me. I'll most likely eat the entire plate of them; they sound divine! Thanks so much for linking up and have a wonderful weekend!

Amy January 15, 2011 at 3:42 AM  

Nice...love to link up! :)

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Colie's Kitchen January 16, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog on and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

Katie January 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

These black bottoms sound interesting! Thank you for linking up to Katie's Cucina weekly link party!

Sweet and Savory January 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

I have had a frustrating time linking up. The two recipes, I linked up and then linked on my blogs are not here and two others are.

I have no idea what will show up later. I tried.

I want to make those black bottomed wonders. They look so good.

I will try to link the ones that are showing on my blogs also but whatever I do, it is not going to be right. Sorry.

a moderate life January 20, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

Hi Laura! I was having a bit of trouble with your comments, but seems to be fine now. I linked up my baby steps to a rockin' life that has some frugal tips in the mix! I also wanted to thank you for linking your black bottoms to the hearth and soul hop. I really LOVE these and have had them before, but now I have your recipe! All the best! Alex

HaleyLeann January 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

Yum! Anything with cream cheese and chocolate chips is a winner in my book! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

Christy January 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

these are my fave cupcake....i never make them...and i should.thanks for the nudge and for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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