11-22-2009, 06:17 PM
OMG!!! Even into high school, my kids BEGGED me to make these for their birthdays...I can see that when grand-kids come along, Grandma Gecko will be making them...AGAIN. INGREDIENTS 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 2 egg 2/3 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups water 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter muffin tins and set aside. Beat together the cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Batter will be thin. Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with the chocolate batter. Top each one with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Can be frosted, but it's not really necessary. For birthdays, I use a white or chocolate butter cream frosting, just because they look nicer.