Black Bottom Cups

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 egg
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 package (6 ounces) semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and salt. Stir in chocolate morsels; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add flour. cocoa, and remaining 1 cup of sugar and baking soda. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.

Fill 24 greased or paper-lined muffin cups one-third full with chocolate batter. Top each with a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired. Bake fro 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.

Makes 24 cup cakes