While I’ve been pouring over my Mom’s collection of recipes, I’ve also been sifting through cookbooks that I’ve had laying around the house for centuries.
One in particular had a “flag” on a page that at one point in history must have piqued my interest (obviously), and once I looked at it several reasons why became clear:
1. It was simple;
2. It had the word “Cheesecake” in the title; and
3. It had the word “Chocolate” in the title
What wasn’t there to love about it!
Here we go!!
Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins
- 1 – 3 oz pkg softened cream cheese
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup oil
- Icing sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Set aside.
In another bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center of mixture.
In another bowl combine egg, milk and oil. Pour into flour mixture; stir just until lumpy and moist.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups half full. Add 1 tsp cheese filling; top with remaining batter.
Bake in preheated over for 20 minutes. Dust with icing sugar, if desired.
These muffins turned out moist and delicious!
Naturally, I did a couple things slightly different. Instead of using a regular 12-cup muffin tin, I pulled out my Texas-sized/ginormous 6-cup muffin pan. This only yielded 4 muffins, but it was perfect for a “test” batch. With this size pan I had to cook them a little longer than the 20 minutes called for in the original recipe.
The other tiny difference was I always add my sugar on the top of the muffins before I bake them, that way they settle a little bit into the batter and you have nice sugary crunch when you take a bite.
Overall there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t love about these muffins! There are not overly chocolatey and the cream cheese filling added a nice little decadent factor without stealing the show completely.
Definitely a keeper!!