Black Bottom Cupcakes (Kim Smith)
Cream cheese, room temp
Semisweet chocolate chips
Cupcake outside: Combine dry ingredients in another bowl & mix well. Add remaining ingredients & blend thoroughly. Fill cupcake papers 3/4 full. Drop one heaping Tbls. cream cheese mixture into center of each. Bake 25-30 (or until done) at 375 degrees. Makes 1 1/2 dozen (this one really does make this many).
Mini-muffin variation (Black Bottom Goodies): Use mini-morsels in cream cheese topping. Fill paper-lined mini-muffin pans 2/3 full with chocolate mixture. Spoon about 1 tsp cream cheese mixture over chocolate batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
Line muffin cups with papers or tins. Using a wooden spoon, blend cream cheese, egg, sugar, & salt in mixing bowl. Carefully fold chocolate chips set aside.
I usually make the mini-muffins, and make 1 1/2 recipes of the cream cheese topping. (I tend to run out of it.)