Today I bring a new recipe. And I bet you can’t believe me: it’s not a cupcakes one. There’s no icing anywhere. What’s wrong with you, Sara? You are mad about cupcakes! Then, where are they?
Actually I was looking for a new cupcake recipe with cream cheese as the main ingredient. Then I saw this muffin recipe in the meloguisomelocomoto blog. It seemed so appealing to me that I decided to give it a go! And you? Are you going to? If you do, you won’t regret!
Chocolate and Cream Cheese Muffins
Yield: 12 big muffins
(I changed some quantities from the original recipe)
♦ 125 grs butter (room temperature)
♦ 175 grs granulated sugar
♦ 200 grs cream cheese
♦ 3 eggs
♦ 250 grs plain flour
♦ 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
♦ 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
♦ 1 tsp vanilla extract
♦ 150 grs dark chocolate
♦ 125 grs chocolate chips
1) Preheat the oven at 170º.
2) Melt the dark chocolate. Leave it to rest until cooled.
3) Sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside in a separate bowl.
4) Cream the butter with the sugar. Mix for about 4-5 minutes.
5) Add the cream cheese and the vanilla extract. Keep mixing: you’ll get a really creamy and moist batter.
6) Add one egg at a time and mix until well incorporated.
7) Add the melted dark chocolate (already cooled) and keep mixing for some seconds.
8) Gradually add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda) and mix gently (don’t overbeat).
9) Add the chocolate chips and combine by means of a spatula.
10) Place your muffin liners into a muffin pan and fill them 3/4 full of batter.
11) Bake them for about 20-22 minutes. The baking time will depend on your oven. Check the muffins with a skewer: if it comes out clean, they’ll be ready.
12) Let them cool on a cooling rack.
Muffins are usually less sweet than cupcakes because they don’t have icing on top, although you can add, for example, chopped fruit, chocolate chips or nut chunks in the muffins batter to make them tastier. Finding some chocolate chunks inside your muffin is priceless!
This is the “heart” of one of the muffins I ate: soft, light and tender. I admit I had seconds… I can’t avoid having a sweet tooth!
Thanks for reading my post.
Hope you all have a nice (and sweet) weekend!