Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins (New Zealand)

"This recipe is being entered for ZWT II & my source is They acknowledged Helen Jackson & described her as "an Auckland-based foodie who teaches cooking classes, catering & designing recipes." (The yield & times were not specified, so have been estimated w/some fear & trepidation)"
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Ready In:
12 Muffins




  • Preheat oven to 190°C Beat cream cheese & 2 tbsp sugar together & set aside.
  • In a lrg bowl, combine flour, chocolate chips, 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder & salt.
  • Make a well in the centre. Pour in egg, butter & milk stirring till just moist.
  • Spoon some chocolate batter into ea muffin tin & drop 1 tsp of cream cheese mixture on top. Then cover w/chocolate batter.
  • Bake 15-20 min till springy to touch.

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  1. These are delicious! Moist and chocolatey, but not too sweet! I add a few mor chocolate chips to the tops of my muffins. Thanks for this muffin recipe!
  2. A great chocolate-y muffin recipe. I absolutely love the little cheesey surprise in the middle. Thanks for the great recipe.
  3. I made this for an event my sister attended, and only one was left! They were scrumptious.:)
  4. These muffins are so chocolatey. If you are a chocoholic like me, these gems will satisfy your sweet tooth. I love the added chocolate chips, and the cream cheese filling-YUM! I am glad I doubled the batch. I baked at 350F for 17 minutes, they came out perfect and somewhere along the way I only had 22 muffins to put my tupperware container. Hmmm I wonder where the other 2 went?? LOL :) Thanks for sharing MP, Nick's Mom
  5. This muffins are very addictive! Wonderful chocolate muffins with a rich creamy filling, so very good. I really didnt want to share this with anyone! We all enjoyed very much, thank you twissis.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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