Apr 232013

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

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.

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins 2

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!!


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