Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

These Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins are absolutely incredible. Their sophisticated flavor and irresistible taste make them impossible not to love. Who can resist the combination of rich chocolate and creamy cheese?

You can customize them to your liking by adding flavors like orange or lemon zest, or incorporating different types of nuts.

These muffins are perfect for treating yourself and your family in the morning, paired with a good cup of coffee.

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How to make chocolate marble cream cheese muffins

To make these delicious marbled chocolate and cream cheese muffins, start by preheating your oven to 190°C (370°F). Line your muffin tins with paper cups or use silicone muffin cups if you prefer.

How to prepare the chocolate cake mixture

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, pinch of salt, cocoa powder, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: yogurt, oil, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped chocolate. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full.

How to prepare the cream cheese filling

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate mixture in each muffin cup. Use a knife to gently swirl the two mixtures together, creating a marbled effect.

Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once baked, allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Hope you will try these chocolate cream cheese muffins and enjoy them as much as we did.

If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how they turn out for you.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

5 from 1 vote
These Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins are absolutely incredible. Their sophisticated flavor and irresistible taste make them impossible not to love. Who can resist the combination of rich chocolate and creamy cheese?
Servings 16 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 ¾ cup (220g) flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 4 tbsp (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp (8g) baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (90g) semi sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 7 oz (200g) yogurt
  • 4 tbsp (56g) vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp (60g) butter , melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Mixture

  • 7 oz (200g) cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 190C (370F). Line the muffin tins with paper cups.You can also use silicone muffin cups if preferred.

Prepare the chocolate cake batter.

  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. In another bowl whisk the yogurt, oil, butter, egg and vanilla extract and add to the flour mixture. Add the chopped chocolate. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups.
  • Mix well the cream cheese with sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups on top of the chocolate mixture. Gently swirl with a 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.


Serving: 1 muffinCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 31.1gProtein: 4.7gFat: 13.9gSaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 47mgSugar: 18.7g
Calories: 265kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cream cheese muffins, chocolate muffins recipe, chocolate muffins with cream cheese, cream cheese muffins

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  1. The Chocolate Priestess Author says:

    Looks good though one looks like it got a bit deformed or was that on purpose?

  2. Asiya Author says:

    Great combination of flavors! I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one!

  3. Lacy @ NYCityEats Author says:

    These look amazing! I love the pudding mixture & the cream cheese swirl! And the flower shaped muffins are adorable!! These sound absolutely incredible!

  4. Anita at Hungry Couple Author says:

    Looks wonderful. I recently made a batch of cheesecake brownies that were amazing and probably had a similar flavor.

  5. jojo Author says:

    it looks realy delicious haha. but i still make a mess at my kicthen maybe i m not a born cook.

  6. Maika Author says:

    These look delicious, would love to try this 🙂

  7. Fred Author says:

    It doesn’t say anything about where to add butter

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      You are right, sorry about that, thank you for noticing. Just fixed it.

  8. Sang Author says:

    I’m from Australia, just wondering if the measurements are metric?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I used cups and grams too, for the ingredients for this recipe. Wherever is cup I used a regular cup of 240 ml. 

  9. Sang Author says:

    Thanks for your reply. Our (metric) 1 cup is 250ml, therefore this recipe uses U.S measurements. I used metric to give it a go and they turned out really nice. I ate a similar muffin at a Christmas fair and tried looking for a recipe, this one is the closest I could find on the Internet – nothing on Australian sites. So thanks for sharing. This one is going in my recipe book.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am glad to hear that. Hope more of my recipes will enter in your recipe book. 🙂 

  10. Stacey Author says:

    Hi there thAnks for the recipe! But I would like to ask if, going according to the U.S measurements, 3/4 cup flour would mean about approximately 188g of flour, no? Thank you!! Cuz I’m just a beginner in this xD

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Using US measurements  1 cup (of 240 ml) has about 125 g of flour. So 3/4 cup should only be about 90-95 g of flour. So for this recipe you will need 1 3/4 cup flour which is around 215 g of flour. Hope it helps.  If any other questions let me know. 



  11. camila Author says:

    They look amazing, but I was wondering if it was necesary to add yogurt. Is it neutral?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      If you don't have yogurt use some milk. Yogurt helps the muffins to get moist and tender. 

  12. Isis Author says:

    Looks amazing, will definitely try it out!! May I ask what type of yogurt is used? Greek or non-fat or ..? Thank you!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I use regular yogurt.. like 3.5 % fat.

  13. Isis Author says:

    Just tried this recipe today and the muffins didn’t turn out great. In fact, this batch is the worst I have ever made in my life. Although it smelled great, the texture was spongy/clumpy. Not sure what went wrong. The batter looked dry compared to what I am used to. 🙁

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Not sure what happened, these are not supposed to be too dry, what type of flour did u use?

  14. Fatima Author says:

    Made these in mini cupcake 24-hole tin and they are delicious! Great combination of flavours, gooey chocolate pieces, perfectly set cheesecake – all round fanstastic recipe! Thank you so much 🙂 Love your website and your beautifully edited videos. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Xxx

  15. carmen Author says:

    hi I really would like to try this recipe but could I ask please if it is possible to have all the ingredients listed with their correspondent metric measurement as it is very frustrating having to go through cookbooks to get the conversions? Thanks and well done.

  16. Giovana Author says:

    I just want to say thank you for your wonderful website. I just stumbled across it. I am so excited to start trying some of these amazing recipes.

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