Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

Ever since I saw a similar recipe few months ago I was very tempted to try them myself. Finally the time has come for them and I don't regret it, not one bit.


These little chocolate cream cheese muffins are just amazing, hard not to fall in love with them. Very sophisticated and the taste is beyond words. Who doesn't love chocolate in combination with cream cheese.


You can also add different flavors like orange or lemon zest or different types of nuts to suit your own tastes.


These muffins are just perfect to spoil yourself and your family in the morning along a good coffee.


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  • Makes about 15-16 Muffins
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 7 0z (200g) yogurt
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Mixture
  • 7 oz (200 g) cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C (370F). Line the muffin tins with paper cups.You can also use silicone muffin cups if preferred.
  2.  Prepare the chocolate mixture: 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 flour mixture. Add the chopped chocolate. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Mix well 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.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool over a wire rack before serving.
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Nutrition facts 1 Muffin - Calories:265, Fat:13.9 g, Saturated Fat:7.3 g, Carbohydrates:31.1 g, Sugar:18.7 g, Fiber:1.1 g, Protein:4.7 g, Cholesterol:47 mg, Calories from Fat 125 , Sodium 82mg, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 9%, Iron 7%, Nutrition Grade D, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On March 15, 2012 at 09:44 am, The Chocolate Priestess said...
Looks good though one looks like it got a bit deformed or was that on purpose?
On March 15, 2012 at 06:10 pm, Asiya said...
Great combination of flavors! I wouldn't be able to stop at just one!
On March 15, 2012 at 09:27 pm, Lacy @ NYCityEats said...
These look amazing! I love the pudding mixture & the cream cheese swirl! And the flower shaped muffins are adorable!! These sound absolutely incredible!
On March 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm, Anita at Hungry Couple said...
Looks wonderful. I recently made a batch of cheesecake brownies that were amazing and probably had a similar flavor.
On March 21, 2012 at 03:30 am, jojo said...
it looks realy delicious haha. but i still make a mess at my kicthen maybe i m not a born cook. hehe
On May 31, 2012 at 07:28 am, Maika said...
These look delicious, would love to try this :)
On July 02, 2012 at 05:06 pm, Fred said...
It doesn't say anything about where to add butter

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

On February 01, 2013 at 09:28 pm, Sang said...
I'm from Australia, just wondering if the measurements are metric?

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

On February 02, 2013 at 06:39 am, Sang said...
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.

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

On February 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm, Stacey said...
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

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. 



On January 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm, camila said...
They look amazing, but I was wondering if it was necesary to add yogurt. Is it neutral?

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

On July 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm, Isis said...
Looks amazing, will definitely try it out!! May I ask what type of yogurt is used? Greek or non-fat or ..? Thank you!

I use regular yogurt.. like 3.5 % fat.

On July 21, 2015 at 06:15 pm, Isis said...
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. :(

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

On March 03, 2017 at 02:18 pm, Fatima said...
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
On March 23, 2019 at 12:49 am, carmen said...
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.
On January 10, 2020 at 10:01 pm, Giovana said...
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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