Wow! Here we are at the end of another year (thankfully the Mayans didn’t get it right) and at the end of another Holiday muffin series. The bakers have saved the best for the last, and have chosen to bake the ultimate chocolate muffin for you. But before I take you to this week’s recipe, here is a recap of all the sinfully delicious muffins we baked for you in our Holiday Muffin Monday series:
Week 1: Orange Marmalade Swirled Banana Bread Muffins
Week 2: Sinful Cinnamon Muffins
Week 3: Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Muffins
Week 4: Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cranberry Muffins
Week 5: Strawberry and Cream Muffins
Week 6: Candy Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins
And drumroll please, we have this week’s Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate Muffins. It’s difficult to pick one recipe when it comes to chocolate muffins and my inspiration to go with cream cheese came from the cream cheese swirled chocolate cake I baked last month.
These muffins are rich, soft and the most decadent of them all.
- 13/4 cup flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ cup (90 g) semi sweet chocolate, chopped
- 220 grams yogurt
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 55 grams butter, melted
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200 grams cream cheese
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 190C (370F). Line the muffin tins with paper cups.You can also use silicone muffin cups if preferred.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder.
- In another bowl whisk the yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla extract and add to flour mixture.
- Add the chopped chocolate and spoon the mixture into prepared muffin cups.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese with sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Spoon mixture into the muffin cups on top of chocolate mixture. Gently swirl with knife to get the marbled effect.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool over a wire rack before serving.
#MuffinMonday: Round Up
Here’s wishing you and all your loved ones a very happy new year. See you next Monday! :)
32 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate Muffins
Yup, I’ll definitely go for the most decadent of them all! But everything you bake does look amazing :) Happy New Year!!!
All of the muffins look amazing and the sinful chocolate muffin, oh yum!! Happy New Years!!!
Oooh! I loved that cake when you posted it for BundtaMonth and it is wonderful inspiration for a decadent chocolate muffin. Beautifully done, Anuradha!
An, this is one good lookin’ muffin! Of course, all of your muffins turn out beautifully. It has been a pleasure working with you this year. Thanks for everything; I look forward to 2013. Happy New Year!
What a muffin-licious year it has been! And these muffins DO look like they could be the best of all!!!!
Wow, these all look sooo good Anu :) Thanks for keeping the year so decadently sweet for all of us :)
I’m beginning to have a serious problem with this blog. How am I to choose which one to try first? And then second? And then third? And then. . . .
Some of us just aren’t that equipped to make such decisions.
Amazing Year of muffins!! Have a wonderful New Year!! Can’t wait for the 2013 muffins to begin. ~ Ramona
I love the cream cheese swirl, and I especially love the chocolate! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
What a great round-up and you saves the best for last!
Have a great New Year!
I love cream cheese swirls and chocolate. In my opinion, the definition of decadence. Lovely!
That cream cheese swirled chocolate muffin recipe is a great way to ring in the New Year!
So, Happy New Year!
Any muffin with cream cheese is a winner to me! These all look so tempting…but especially the chocolate cream cheese ones. Thank you for sharing!
Wow these look awesome. came here blog hopping….loving your blog. will keep coming:)
My muffin-loving bf will adore these…thanks for the recipe!
Terrific looking muffin there! Happy New Year!
Those are some seriously gorgeous muffins–I have to go back and check out the pancake ones, too! Happy new year!
And Happy Happy New Year to you too! :)
Those are some pretty fabulous muffins! Happy New Year – glad you are feeling better :)
Yep. Much better! Thank you and Happy new year to you too,A! :)
Just delicious! Happy New Year!!
Happy new year to you too, Gloria! :)
You never fail to encourage me to be a better baker with all your fantastic creations. These muffins would be perfect just about now.
Happy New Year!
Aww.. Thanks Maureen and Happy New year to you too! xx
Happy New Year Anuradha!! Its been great getting to know you and the awesome “Baker Street’ in 2012!! Here’s wishing you love, luck and happiness for 2013!! Wishing you even greater success with Baker Street.. the blog I refer to as my Baking Wikipedia!! :) Take care!!
Oh I love it! Have no idea when will I have time to make all these gorgeous muffins you have got!
I want everything! But, especially the ones with the cream cheese swirl. :)
I can’t believe the amazing muffins you’ve made this year – you are a muffin magician! I’m in total awe of your creativity every Monday. I’d gladly make and eat every single one of these, especially your decadent chocolate muffins with what is basically a cheesecake swirl. Yum!
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I can’t believe I’ve missed so much since I’ve been away! I hope you had a great holiday and your year is off to an incredible start.