Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Experience the ultimate indulgence with our Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins recipe. These moist chocolate muffins are infused with a luscious cheesecake layer, creating a divine fusion of flavors. Topped with mini chocolate chips, each bite is a symphony of chocolate goodness. Perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings or impressing guests at any gathering, these muffins are a delightful treat for all occasions.



  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg


  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 400º F (200º C) and line 20 muffin cups with liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, vanilla, and sour cream, beating until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, alternating between the two, until fully combined.
  5. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and set aside.
  6. In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  7. Spoon a layer of muffin batter into each muffin liner, followed by a layer of cheesecake mixture, and cover with more muffin batter.
  8. Sprinkle the tops of each muffin with mini chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a tester comes out mostly clean.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: To be calculated
  • Total Fat: To be calculated
  • Saturated Fat: To be calculated
  • Cholesterol: To be calculated
  • Sodium: To be calculated
  • Total Carbohydrates: To be calculated
  • Dietary Fiber: To be calculated
  • Sugars: To be calculated
  • Protein: To be calculated

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve these Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins warm for an extra indulgent experience.
  2. Pair them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added richness.
  3. Garnish with fresh berries or a dusting of cocoa powder for a beautiful presentation.
  4. Enjoy with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk for the ultimate treat.

Storage Tips:

  1. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  2. For longer storage, refrigerate the muffins for up to 5 days. Allow them to come to room temperature or gently warm them in the microwave before serving.
  3. To freeze, place the muffins in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature before reheating.
  4. When reheating, wrap the muffins in aluminum foil and warm them in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 10-15 minutes, or microwave them on low power until heated through.

With these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins remain fresh, delicious, and ready to enjoy whenever cravings strike.


  1. White Chocolate Swirl: Replace the mini chocolate chips with white chocolate chips for a creamy and luxurious twist.
  2. Raspberry Cheesecake: Add a spoonful of raspberry preserves to the cheesecake layer for a burst of fruity flavor.
  3. Nutty Crunch: Mix chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, into the muffin batter for added texture and crunch.
  4. Mint Chocolate Delight: Stir in a teaspoon of mint extract into the cheesecake mixture for a refreshing minty flavor.
  5. Peanut Butter Lover’s Dream: Swirl creamy peanut butter into the cheesecake layer for a decadent peanut butter and chocolate combination.
  6. Salted Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle homemade or store-bought salted caramel sauce over the tops of the muffins for a sweet and salty contrast.
  7. Double Chocolate Chip: Increase the amount of mini chocolate chips in the batter for an extra chocolatey experience.
  8. Espresso Infusion: Add a tablespoon of instant espresso powder to the muffin batter for a rich coffee flavor.
  9. Oreo Crumble: Crush Oreo cookies and sprinkle the crumbs over the cheesecake layer for a cookies and cream twist.
  10. S’mores Inspired: Insert a marshmallow into the center of each muffin before baking and top with crushed graham crackers for a delicious s’mores-inspired treat.

11. Coconut Chocolate Bliss: Fold shredded coconut into the muffin batter for a tropical twist, and sprinkle           toasted coconut flakes on top for added texture.

  1. Cherry Chocolate Surprise: Add chopped maraschino cherries to the muffin batter and swirl cherry preserves into the cheesecake layer for a delightful fruity flavor.
  2. Almond Joy Inspired: Mix chopped almonds into the muffin batter and coconut flakes into the cheesecake layer, then drizzle with melted chocolate for a taste reminiscent of the classic candy bar.
  3. Orange Chocolate Delight: Zest an orange and fold it into the muffin batter for a citrusy kick, and add a splash of orange extract to the cheesecake layer for a refreshing twist.
  4. Hazelnut Chocolate Decadence: Stir chopped hazelnuts into the muffin batter and add a dollop of Nutella to the center of each muffin before baking for a rich and indulgent treat.
  5. Caramel Macchiato Infusion: Mix caramel sauce into the muffin batter and add a hint of instant coffee to the cheesecake layer for a delightful caramel macchiato-inspired flavor.
  6. Pumpkin Spice Indulgence: Incorporate pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice into the muffin batter for a seasonal twist, and top with a cream cheese glaze for a decadent finish.
  7. Banana Chocolate Surprise: Mash ripe bananas and fold them into the muffin batter for a moist and flavorful addition, and swirl in some chocolate hazelnut spread for an extra layer of indulgence.
  8. Chili Chocolate Fusion: Add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper to the muffin batter for a spicy kick that complements the rich chocolate flavor, and top with a sprinkle of sea salt for a gourmet touch.
  9. Blueberry Cheesecake Delight: Fold fresh or frozen blueberries into the muffin batter for a burst of fruity sweetness, and swirl blueberry preserves into the cheesecake layer for a delightful blueberry cheesecake experience.

These creative variations offer exciting ways to customize your Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins, ensuring there’s a flavor combination to suit every palate and occasion.

FAQs :

  1. Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream? Yes, Greek yogurt can be substituted for sour cream in equal amounts for a slightly tangier flavor.
  2. Can I use dark cocoa powder instead of unsweetened cocoa powder? Yes, dark cocoa powder will intensify the chocolate flavor of the muffins.
  3. Can I make these muffins ahead of time? Yes, these muffins can be baked ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for later enjoyment.
  4. Can I use frozen raspberries instead of raspberry preserves? Yes, you can fold frozen raspberries into the muffin batter instead of using preserves for a fresh fruit option.
  5. Can I use a different type of cheese for the cheesecake layer? While cream cheese is traditional, you can experiment with other soft cheeses like mascarpone or ricotta for a unique twist.
  6. Can I make these muffins gluten-free? Yes, you can substitute gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour to make gluten-free muffins.
  7. How can I prevent my muffins from sticking to the liners? You can lightly grease the muffin liners with cooking spray or use parchment paper liners to prevent sticking.
  8. Can I omit the cinnamon from the recipe? Yes, you can omit the cinnamon if you prefer a more traditional chocolate flavor.
  9. Can I use a muffin pan instead of liners? Yes, you can grease the muffin pan wells and fill them directly with the batter if you prefer.
  10. Can I substitute almond milk for regular milk? Yes, almond milk can be used as a dairy-free alternative in this recipe.

Treat yourself to the irresistible charm of Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins. With a perfect balance of chocolate and cheesecake flavors, these muffins are sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. Whether enjoyed as a decadent dessert or a special morning treat, these muffins are bound to delight your taste buds with every bite. Try them out today and elevate your baking game to new heights of deliciousness!