If you love chocolate and cream cheese, here is the PERFECT combination. It's a little time intensive, but completely worth it.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (minis work really well)
1 chocolate cake mix
Step 1: Preheat & Line
Preheat the oven to 350 and optional: line cupcake tins with cupcake papers.
Step 2: Make the Cake, But Don't Bake
Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions, but do not bake.
Step 3: Mix Cream Cheese & Sugar
In separate bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Step 4: Egg and Chocolate
Beat in the egg until well blended, and then stir in chocolate chips.
Step 5: Fill It Up
Fill 1/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Add 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture to the center, and top with more cake batter.
Step 6: Bake
Bake according to package directions for cupcakes.
Step 7: Cool Down & Enjoy
Cool cupcakes and optional: frost with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.
Now enjoy your fabulous chocolate cream cheese cupcakes!