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Chai-Spiced Cheesecake Muffins

Experience the perfect fusion of chai spices and creamy cheesecake in these delightful muffins. Your taste buds will thank you as you savor each bite of this heavenly dessert.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes

Ingredients

for 16 muffins

Muffins

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (215 g)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups applesauce (520 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar (275 g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (120 mL)

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese (225 g), room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 205
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 13g
  • Protein 2g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. Make the muffin batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt with a fork.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the applesauce, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Mix with a fork, then gradually incorporate the dry ingredients until the batter is thick and smooth.
  4. Make the cheesecake filling: In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy and smooth.
  5. Grease a 2 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  6. Scoop about ¼ cup (30 g) of muffin batter into each cup. Add a teaspoon of cheesecake filling to the center of each cup. Use a toothpick to swirl the cheesecake into the batter.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes, or until the muffins are springy and lightly browned around the edges.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy!
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