With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Black Bottom Cups

Monday, December 20, 2010

Black Bottom Cups

Christmas Eve in our family doesn't change much.  Candlelight Service in the early evening then home to dimmed lights, soft Christmas Carols, and family gathered round the over-filled coffee table to sample the very same tidbits of food that has been on the menu always!
Included are
Black Bottom Cups
A rich chocolate cupcake with a filling of cream cheese and chocolate chips
then sprinkled with sugar and nuts.


If you want to start a tradition in your family, here is how they are made.
After preheating oven, line 18 muffin cups with papers. 
 In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and egg; mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
Fill muffin cups half full.
Top each with a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture.
Combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and chopped nuts; sprinkle evenly over cupcakes.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.  Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans.
Cool completely. Refrigerate leftovers.
Black Bottom Cups
6-oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1  1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 Tbs. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds or pecans are nice)

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 18 muffins cups with papers.  In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and egg; mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.

In large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.

Fill muffin cups half full.  Top each with a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture.  Combine 2 Tbs. sugar and chopped nuts; sprinkle evenly over cupcakes.

Bake for 20-30 mins.  Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans.  Cool completely.  Refrigerate leftovers.

27 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening LDH Sweetie...
Oh my gosh do these ever look and smell wonderful. I could smell them baking when I opened your blog. The chocolate drew me in sweet friend. I do believe the kids and grands would love these, and I am going to start a tradition in our house and give it a try. I am always looking for a new recipe to give a try.

Thank you sweet friend for the beautiful share. May God richly bless you and your family this beautiful CHRISTmas season.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

SmilingSally said...

Looks good. Blessed Christmas, my blogging friend!

Ann said...

I've never heard of those but they sure look delicious. You have a wonderful Christmas eve tradition going there.

Dishesdone said...

Fabulous tradition! Delicious one at that!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

What a great tradition! Just enough special without being a lot of trouble.

Susan said...

Dear LDH...yummy yum yum yum yum yum yum! Susan

Mildred said...

I love anything with cream cheese in it - these looks soooooo good!

Abounding Treasures said...

They look delicious!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas together :o)

Susan said...

p.s. LDH, just wanted to thank you for complimenting my gingerbread house. Loved having you visit! Susan

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, they look just scrumptious!!!

Merry Christmas friend!!

Nancy

Rosabela said...

Oh my! These are absolutely delicious! Will be making them. Thanks for sharing!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sherry from Alabama said...

These look wonderful! Cream cheese and chocolate, what a luscious combination! I printed out the recipe and plan to try it over the holidays. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Mmmmmmmm...those look scrumptious!! I love your traditions!! I am sure it invokes such a warm feeling with your family! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Kathleen said...

Lorraine, those look so good.
Funny how we remember things we ALWAYS had at Christmas. My mom always had Stollen. I only came to like that as an adult. Now dh make it every year, and we aren't German, but we like it!
Thanks for sharing your recipe and fabulous pis!

crochet lady said...

Those look yummy-licious.

How nice to take a snap shot of each step.

Valerie said...

How in the world do you make all this luscious food - and not eat it and get overweight!

Maybe that is my problem - I make it all so infrequently that when i do- I feel as though i have to eat it all because it will be a long time before i get it again!

What a vicious circle!

Lisa said...

I can see why you have these every year when they look delicious! Your pictures are making me drool! Definitely a keeper recipe : )

Laurie said...

These look wonderful and I may have to add them to our list of goodies for Chistmas! I also enjoyed your Santa post - our favorite Santa retired this year, much to our granddaughter Maya's dismay, as she has had her picture taken with him for both of her previous Christmases (she is 2). But I had good news that she was going to have a special visitor at their home today, so I hope that went well!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Laurie

Buttercup said...

The most yummy ever...maybe it's time to think about a New York area blogger tea in the new year. Wouldn't it be fun?

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me well on my b day.
These look fabulous and I will try them. Thank you so much for the new tradition!
Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas week.
Rebecca

Haddock said...

OK I am going to try this.

Michele said...

ooh, these look delish! thanks for sharing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This looks like something everyone in my family will enjoy! I've been trying so had in the past few years to find something we all can enjoy when we come home from church and open gifts on Christmas Eve. I'm going to make these!!! Thank you!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh yea, these look great! Wishing you a Merry Christmas:@)

Olga said...

Oh, these cups look sooooo delicious!

Shirley said...

Oh Yummmmm, These look wonderful!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

These look fabulous! I can't wait to try them - the chocolate caught my interest right away :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lorraine!

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