Black and White Muffins
photo by Brenda.
- Ready In:
- 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa, sifted if lumpy
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
- 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.
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I liked these but I couldn't get them to cook through to the middle so most of them have runny centres. I tried baking them for another 5 - 6 minutes but they were starting to burn on the top by that point. It could just be that my oven is not quite up to it...who knows! Sorry to give so little stars!
I'm not giving out any stars, because I messed up. I missed the step that said to put more batter on top of the cream cheese, and as a result, the cream cheese mix ended up just a gooey mess on the top. They were still tasty, and I could tell they would have worked if I had done it right. Sorry for taking so long to my this for Holiday Tag game, and then not even doing it correctly!
These were incredible little chocolate muffins. They were very quick and easy to make with wonderful flavour and texture. I served them as part of our Christmas breakfast celebration with the neighbours. The children ate them all first. Good thing I doubled the recipe, so that the rest of us got to try them also. The muffins were so pretty and they tasted as good as they smelled while baking. The cream cheese ribbon is a nice surprise. A very comforting treat. Thanks so much for sharing Redsie.
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