The long wait for holiday muffins has to come to an end. After my relaxing and delicious birthday weekend, we are going to stop teasing and get on with our Holiday Muffin Series. Countdown to Christmas with Muffin Monday as Baker Street brings you a host of sensational muffin recipes to bake and enjoy this season.
So join me and my fabulous Muffin Monday bakers on this joy ride. Drop in a line and let us know if you’d like to bake with or if you have a muffin you’d like us to feature.
Deciding the first muffin was a no brainer. It just had to be chocolate. It had to be cream cheese. The muffin recipe I’m sharing today makes it to my top 3 all time favorite muffins. Its rich, delicious and above all it has a streusel (and I love streusel!)
And even though muffins usually do not have frostings, we are going ahead and making an exception with the holiday muffins. Should you want to bake them without indulging too much, just skip that bit and the muffins will be just as good. Well, okay .. almost there.
Marble Streusel Muffins. Magically moist and unbelievably delicious. A dark, rich cocoa batter flirting with dollops of cream cheese makes these muffins sinfully delicious.
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 110 gms creamcheese
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Combine the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Add the butter and work it with your finger tips till the mixture is crumbly and stir in the chocolate.
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Line a 12 pan muffin tin
- Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl
- Remove half a cup of the flour mixture and set aside
- Add cocoa powder in the remaining mixture.
- Beat cream cheese, 1 egg and the reserved ½ cup of flour
- In a separate bowl combine the egg, water, vanilla essence and oil
- Add it to the cocoa mixture. Gently mix it till incorporated
- Spoon the batters side by side equally in the muffin cups
- Sprinkle the streusel and bake for 20 – 25 mins
Holiday Muffin Monday: Round Up
43 Responses to Muffin Monday: Marble Streusel Muffins
I love it all, chocolate, cream cheese, and Streusel….pure love in one little muffin:-) I hope to join in again soon, life is crazy these days:-) But love reading what everyone creates from one recipe, so fun:-) You muffin looks so amazing, Hugs, Terra
your streusel top looks perfect! mine kinda glopped all over but stil tasted amazing :)
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Love, LOVE these muffins…one of my new favourites! Yay for muffins…especially holiday muffins ;)
Happy Belated Birthday!!!! These muffins look tasty, but all your muffins look awesome!!! I’m glad it’s time for Holiday muffins YUM!
Delicious looking muffins! I love that streusel.
I love all three components in these muffins, soo good!
these look delicious, and yay for holiday muffin flavours. I love cinnamon and streusel.
Oh Anu, I can so understand why this is in your top 3! ours too!! If this is the beginning of the holiday muffin countdown, I am itching to know what the weeks ahead have in store for us! Happy birthday once again:)
My three favorite cake things in one! Streusel, marbel AND chocolate chips! I’ll go bake and die a happy death now.
Starting my day off with chocolate chips brings a smile to my face. Looks yummy!
Beautiful muffins…my kiddos would love to wake up to these lovelies for breakfast :)
Whoa-between the picture and that last descriptive sentence, you definitely have me hooked. No doubt this is a winner of a recipe-thanks for sharing it. I have saved it so I can have these gems at my house. Yum!
These look excellent! Gorgeous photos, this recipe looks to be a keeper ;) Printing off now.
Man I’m hungry this morning… I want one!
Your muffins look great, and these were a great choice. Moist and delicious!! Yay for streusel! :-)
These look delicious, I love anything marbled!
I love these choco marble muffins! Thanks for the recipe and the roundup, An ! Nice of you to do all these for the MM Bakers!
i love the crumbles and the swirls of chocolate here!! delicious Anu! yay for #muffinmonday!
These look super tasty & what I envisioned my muffins on roids to look like. Thanks for the recipe. Good way to kick things off.
Please feed this to me. I beg you.
Streusel topping with chocolate chips on a marbled muffin! Couldn’t get any better!
These muffins are mouthwatering! I love the combination of ingredients and the topping is fabulous! Definitely pinning these and adding this to my holiday cookie recipes!
Whoa! What a decadent hit to take with one’s morning coffee! These look like keepers!
Oooo, boy, those are gorgeous.
Raaaaar! That’s me attacking one of these muffins. Looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for the 5 extra pounds these are going to lovingly pack onto my hips!
These muffins are perfection! I love marble cakes and muffins!
These marble streusel beauties are great jump start to your Holiday baking! Happy to hear you had a great birthday weekend. I was crossing my fngers and hoping I will be in sink with your muffin theme but was off with orange cranberry instead!! :)
Little late getting to read these today… whatta day! But WHATTA muffin! Loved this recipe. An excellent start to holiday indulgence :) Yours look particularly delicious, An!
I’m in love!! These sound amazing and they look fabulous too! Cream cheese and chocolate are for sure the perfect combination, no doubt!
I love marbled baked goods! I am excited about your holiday countdown, too!
These sounds amazing. I’ve never made anything “marbled” before, and these seems like a wonderful place to start.
Yum! These look so good, I’d almost be afraid to make them; I’d eat them all myself!!
love this muffin eventhough mine was a disaster, but i’ll be making them again soon!
love me some blueberry muffins and these are really unique..thank you so much for sharing!
Muffins are always good, but Streusel muffins have that certain je ne sais quoi that makes them extra special. Congrats on Top 9, most well deserved, and a very happy (belated) birthday!
Oh, wow! STREUSEL, one of my recent favorite things learned baking muffins with you!
This combines all of my favorite things about muffins too! It looks delicious :)
I can’t result streusel so these muffins are definitely calling my name =)
like annapet, i also learned making streusel topping because of my baking journey with you. this muffin is so holiday-usque an. happy thanksgiving!
LOVE it, how fun! My 4 year old son would love this too!
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