Black Bottom Cupcakes
This is another wonderful recipe I recieved from a fellow pre-school teacher back in the day. The cupcakes are so moist they don't need frosting.
1 box chocolate cake mix
8 oz cream cheese - at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
I normally make the filling first, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg, salt and chips until they are well incorporated.
Follow package instructions to make batter for the cake mix, fill muffin tins 3/4 full. (for an interesting taste, I use coffee instead of water in the cake mix, very yummy)
Add about 1 fat tablespoon of filling to each muffin, push it down as far as you can. I often use a piping bag with no tip or the circular tip, makes it clean and easy
Bake in pre-heated oven at the time and temperature the cake mix suggests. Let cool. You can dust with powdered sugar if you like.