The photos are in reverse order, but that's alright. The bottom picture shows the cupcakes right out of the oven. They don't look as good as the book's pictures and here's why: the directions in the book tell you to spoon the cheesecake batter over the chocolate cake batter. That makes them look like this. What you need to do is lean the cheesecake batter up against the chocolate batter, thus making it look half and half. This is merely aesthetic, though. Don't worry about the taste.
I must tell you the cream cheese frosting recipe in this book made the best frosting I have ever made. Not cream cheese frosting, just frosting in general. It was so good, with such a great texture.
The book told me to dust the tops of the cupcakes with a little cocoa powder. So I did. Pretty! I enjoyed these cupcakes. Some may think them too rich, but like I've said before, that isn't possible, so you don't have to worry!