Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Muffins

    40 minutes

    This is a muffin that gives the eater a little cream cheese surprise in the middle. The recipe is for large sized muffins which work better when using a filling.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 275g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 egg
    • 130g caster sugar
    • 80ml neutral oil
    • 300g buttermilk
    • Filling
    • 100g cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 drop vanilla essence, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a bowl sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa. Mix.
    3. In a large bowl crack in the egg and whisk it. Add the 130g of sugar, oil and buttermilk; mix well.
    4. Combine the 2 bowls together while mixing.
    5. Filling: In a bowl carefully mix the cream cheese, caster sugar and vanilla.
    6. Grease a muffin tray or line with muffin cases.
    7. Fill each muffin case just over half then add the filling; a big teaspoon for every muffin. Put the rest of the mixture on top so the filling is completely surrounded.
    8. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Afterwards if you're not using baking cases, let the muffins cool for 5-10 minutes in the moulds before removing.


    Buttermilk! I had this trouble too, if you stock up and prepare you should be able to find it in your local supermarket. But if you work on a whim like I tend to: For each 250ml of fresh milk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.

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    The muffins are really great and light and the cream cheese just gives them a little extra! But the recipe is not 100% right,as there is not enough batter to cover them after adding the cream cheese,so I had to leave most of them with the cream cheese in the centre which actually came out quite nice and they looked very attractive that way! Also it's not 50min prep time,20 min maximum! But apart from that great recipe,will definitely make them again!  -  30 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)