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A rich chocolate muffin with a surprise chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake center.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

A rich chocolate muffin with a surprise pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake filling.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 large muffins
Calories 340kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • For the filling:
  • 1 package cream cheese 8 ounce, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • For the muffin:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper cups or coat with cooking spray.
  • Place the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar, pumpkin puree and flour in the bowl of a stand mixer that has been fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Beat until light and fluffy - the mixture may curdle at first but it will come together if you continue beating.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add the milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir together until well blended. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter and top with 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the tops of the muffins. You may end up with extra cream cheese mixture, you can put it in an oven safe dish and bake it alongside the muffins for a cheesecake snack!
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.5mg