Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins

Recipe by vitalev
READY IN: 12hrs 25mins
YIELD: 12 muffins




  • Prepare yogurt cheese: Spoon 1 1/2 cups yogurt into a strainer or sieve lined with cheesecloth or coffee filter. Place a bowl under strainer to catch liquid (whey). Cover and refrigerate 12 hours. Discard liquid.
  • Preheat oven 350°F.
  • Prepare topping: In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt cheese, confectioner's sugar and 1 egg until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, cocoa and coffee granules. In a separate medium bowl, combine remaining 3/4 cup yogurt, oil, remaining egg and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over dry ingredients and mix on low speed in electric mixer until just combined or ingredients are moistened.
  • Spray 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line with foil muffin cups. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Make a slight indentation in each. Spoon yogurt mixture over batter, dividing evenly (It makes a tad too much topping -- I just divided it as well as I could and licked/pitched the rest :)).
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 5 minutes, then remove from tins to completely cool.