Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
The perfect combination of spicy pumpkin and dreamy cheesecake married together in a bite-sized muffin. It's the treat you've been waiting for!

These soft muffins with a saucy swirl of cheesecake make for the perfect treat to bring to all of your holiday gatherings. Whether your into jumbo muffins, or bite-sized minis, these muffins are sure to be an instant hit !

Step 1: Ingredients

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
TOOLS:
  • Mini Muffin Tin
  • Mixer
  • Digital Scale - I like this one

  • MUFFINS:
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (200g) cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 8 ounces (200g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 5 tablespoons (75g) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans) (optional)





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    Step 2: Muffins

    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Preheat oven to 350F (180C)

    Mix canned pumpkin, oil, and sugar together, either by hand or with a mixer on low.
    Add in eggs, one at a time, combining thoroughly after each.
    Add vanilla.

    Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

    Slowly add flour mixture to liquids, combining thoroughly and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula until well combined.

    Step 3: Filling

    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Mix together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until well combined.

    Step 4: Assemble

    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Grease your muffin tins or line with paper cups.

    Drop in spoonfuls of pumpkin mixture.
    Add smaller spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on top.
    Swirl with a skewer.

    Optional: top with crushed nuts. Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are also a great topping!

    Step 5: Bake

    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
    Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Bake as follows, turning the tins half way through baking times:

    mini muffins: 20-25 min
    standard muffins: 25-30 min
    jumbo muffins: 30-40 min


    Wasn't that easy?

    Enjoy!
     
     

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