Black Bottom Cupcakes are the perfect marriage of a rich chocolate cake and a cream cheese filling stuffed with chocolate chips.
Combine softened cream cheese, egg, salt, sugar until smooth (might have a few cream cheese lumps).
Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine water, oil, sugar, vinegar and vanilla in large mixing bowl
In separate bowl, stir (or sift) together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until smooth batter.
Fill regular size muffin tins - either sprayed with cooking spray or with cupcake liners - one-thirds (1/3) full and add a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture to the top.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from chocolate cake portion.