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These Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins are huge, fluffy, packed with chocolate chips and filled with a super easy cream cheese filling!
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I feel in love with cream cheese stuffed muffins years ago when I use to work at a popular coffee house in Jacksonville, NC. It was there that I was introduced to the amazing Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins that I make every fall. While the pumpkin muffins are perfect for the autumn months, we need a cream cheese stuffed muffin that works for the rest of the year.
I’d like to introduce you to these amazing Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins to start off this year’s #BrunchWeek Blogging Event!
For the past few years I’ve been participating in a online food blogging event called #BrunchWeek that is hosted by my friend Terri from Love and Confections.
If you’ve been following my blog for a bit you may remember the Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls, Ham Egg Cups and Bacon and Cheese Twists from last year and you also know that #BrunchWeek not only offers up tons of awesome brunch recipes but it also provides from pretty great giveaways that you can enter to win at the bottom of every #BrunchWeek post this week.
Let’s Make Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins:
The recipe is below and you don’t even need an electric mixer to make these. These muffins are super easy to make so I’m not going to take a bunch of time to tell you how to mix muffin batter.
However, I am going to show you how to fill these tasty muffins with an easy cream cheese filling.
Filling muffins with cream cheese:
First step is to make sure the muffin is cool and removed from the pan.
Next, take a small sharp knife and cut a section out from the center of the muffin. Discard (or eat haha) the center of the muffin.
Then fill a pastry bag or a plastic sandwich bag with the cream cheese filling (recipe below) and snip the end of the bag off with scissors.
Fill the center of the muffin with the cream cheese filling!
That’s it! Super easy, right?
Let’s take this one step further and fancy these muffins up just a bit! This next step is totally optional but I love it and I think it makes these muffins look even more beautiful for a Mother’s day brunch or birthday brunch!
Brunch…Dessert….Breakfast on a Monday…..
Making Chocolate Dipped Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins
Once muffins are cooled and filled with cream cheese filling, melted chocolate candy coating or chocolate almond bark according to package directions.
Dip half of the muffin into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with colorful sprinkles.
Place muffins on a flat surface until chocolate hardens. I love them!
- I don’t have a giant muffin pan, can I use a regular one?
Yep! If you use a regular size muffin pan you should have enough batter for 12 muffins.
- Do I need liners for these muffins?
You don’t have to use them but it makes them easier to get out of the pan. I don’t use liners when I make them and I just make sure to butter the muffin tins really well before adding the muffin batter.
Brunch Week Sponsor Items Used in this Recipe:
- Dixie Crystals – White Sugar & Powdered Sugar
- Sweets and Treats Shop– Sweet Sprinkles Mix: Sunday Best
- Cabot – Unsalted Butter & Cream Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Stuffed Muffins
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Melted Chocolate Candy Coating or Melted Chocolate Almond Bark
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in egg, butter, oil, milk, and vanilla.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cups (buttered or lined with paper liners) til about 3/4 full.
Bake 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and whisk until combined.
Once muffins are cool, use a small pairing knife to cut a hole into the top of the muffin.
Fill a pastry or a large ziplock bag with the cream cheese filling and pipe into the center of the muffin.
FOR CHOCOLATE DIPPED VERSION
Once muffins are cooled and filled with cream cheese filling, melted chocolate according to package directions.
Dip half of the muffin into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with colorful sprinkles.
Place muffins on a flat surface until chocolate hardens.
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