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.


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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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!

Kristi January 13, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

Thanks for the linky as well as the huge linky list! I'm your newest follower on GFC.

LaVonne 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.

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 to link up! :)

I'm having the very first GIVEAWAY on my blog. Please stop by to submit your entry. Good Luck!

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.

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!

Chats the Comfy Cook 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!

Unknown 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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