Tuesday, July 20, 2010

All I Seem To Do Is Cook....

With 3 boys at home and a husband, I seem to be the only cook in the house. If they boil water to make something for themselves I'm lucky!

Anyway, it seems like at least once a week, I have to make some snacks for them to devour! The hubby is real spoiled as he doesn't really like packaged snacks and I usually make something to fill his sweet tooth. I guess in his defense I should also tell you that he has some food allergies, so most times it's just easier to cook from scratch, then to have to figure out if something is ok for him to eat or not.

Anyway, last week I whipped up some black bottoms. They didn't last long. Looked like a swarm of locust visited us as there wasn't a crumb left after 2 days. Thought I would share the recipe with you all. It's pretty easy and although it does have a boxed cake mix, I've been making these for so long and the hubby has been eating them, we are safe in regards to his food allergies.

Black Bottoms Bake 350 degrees

1 devils food boxed cake mix
8 oz cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 c sugar
6 oz mini chocolate chip morsels

Mix cake according to package directions. Set aside. Beat softened cream cheese, egg and sugar together. Stir in chocolate morsels. Fill cupcake pans 1/2 full of cake mix. Drop a dollop of filling mix into the cener of cupcake. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


  1. oh they look yummy and I love easy too..Thank you for sharing.;) great to fix in a hurry..:) and folks will think you slaved.:) my kind of goodie..and I think I have all the ingrediants..might have to make some tonight..:)

  2. Oh my gosh! These look so good! I love anything with chocolate and cream cheese!


  3. I had the ingredients and made them...shared some with the neighbor next door and hubby is taking some to work tomorrow..they were super easy and tasty.;) shared the recipe with my little sister.;)

  4. Gina,

    They are a favorite of my boys and are really easy to make. I use to take them with us when we had to bring a dessert someone. I use the small muffin tins, so they are just the right size for the little ones and for anyone on a diet, too.


  5. Tammy,

    They are good. I love anything with chocolate! LOL!


  6. Gina,

    I love sharing recipes and trying some that others share too. I have one for chocolate's to die for. I'll have to make some first to take a picture and then post. I want some chocolate!


  7. Yum! My sister made this on a weekly basis! I'm not a cream cheese fan, but I've always loved these!