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Issue 541: Mocha Chocolate-Cheese Muffins

Rivky Kleiman

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Styling and photography by Baila Rochel Leiner

My friend has been requesting a recipe for mocha cheese muffins for quite some time. She tried many variations, but none came out just right. Never afraid to take on a challenge, I set out on a quest to develop perfection. I thought it would be a piece of cake (pardon the pun), but it proved to be a real challenge. Still, not wanting to go back on my word, I kept at it until I got it: the perfect mocha chocolate cheese muffin. Rochie, this one’s for you.

Ingredients

Yields 18 muffins


Muffin Batter
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coffee granules
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate-Cheese Filling
  • 1 oz (30 g) dark chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 4 oz (115 g) whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp oil


Preparation

Combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl. Mix together to form dry crumbs. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). To make the muffin batter: Whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Place 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp vinegar in a small bowl. Allow mixture to stand for 2 minutes. Add eggs and oil. Whisk together. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water. Add to milk mixture along with vanilla extract. 

Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk together until combined and smooth.

Prepare the chocolate-cheese filling: Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring well in between. Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Beat or whisk until smooth and combined.

Prepare 18 muffin liners in muffin tins. Place 1 Tbsp muffin batter in each liner. Then add 1 tsp chocolate-cheese filling. Top with 1 Tbsp muffin batter. Sprinkle with 1 tsp crumb topping. 

Bake for 22 minutes.

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