Beat cream cheese and first amount of sugar in small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Measure next 6 ingredients into large bowl. Stir. Make a well in centre.
Combine remaining 3 ingredients in separate small bowl. Add to well. Stir until just moistened. Fill 12 greased muffin cups 1/2 full.
Make small dent in batter with back of spoon. Spoon about 2 1/2 teaspoons (12 mL) cream cheese mixture into each dent. Spoon remaining batter over top. Bake in 375°F oven for 18 to 20 minutes until firm to the touch. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. Makes 12 muffins.