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cream cheese, room temperature
semi-sweet chocolate chips
brown sugar, dark and firmly packed
dark rum, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
MAKE THE CREAM-CHEESE MIXTURE: Blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar and salt with a wooden spoon; carefully fold in chips and set aside.
MAKE THE FLOUR MIXTURE: Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in another bowl; mix in the liquids and blend thoroughly.
Line muffin tins with cupcake papers; fill papers about 3/4 full with batter.
Drop about one heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each.
Bake until done, about 30 minutes; do not overbake.