This is one of my favorite, and fallback recipes. i pulled the original recipe from allrecipes but have found in the [several] times i've made them that by increasing the cupcake measurements by a bit, i come out with a better ratio of cream cheese:cupcake - and for me, making a perfect batch of 24 cupcakes.
i have also found that they taste much better when you have a helper. while i'm gathering ingredients, ella lines my cupcake pans; a job i don't mind passing on.
she has her own motivations for assisting.
the end product is quite divine. a heavenly combination of chocolate and cream cheese - two loves in my life. serve one of these puppies up with a class of milk, and call it a day. i've even convinced myself they qualify as a breakfast "muffin" because of their cream cheese filling. feel guilty not, my friends.