This recipe comes to me from Angela at Hello Darlin'. She did a fabulous job at taking photos of the step by step process of making these delicious muffins. My photo isn't as fabulous, but you get the idea. These muffins are fabulous! I'm so happy that I tried them today. Please check out Angela's pics and detailed instructions. Her tips were great!
Here's the recipe:
Chocolate Cinnamon Cream Cheese Muffins
(adapted from 500 Best Muffin Recipes by Esther Brody, shared by my friend Natalie)
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 oz cream cheese, cut up (little cubes are good)
Cinnamon Sugar OR2 tbsp granulated sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon-
Preheat oven to 375 F-12 (regular size) muffin tin, greased or paper-lined
1. In a large mixer bowl, beat together butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
2. In another bowl, mix together flour and cinnamon. Slowly stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk just until moistened and blended. Do not overmix. Fold in melted chocolate just until blended.
3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups two-thirds full. Press pieces of cream cheese into top of batter in each cup. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.