These came out perfectly!! I made a dozen and they were gone in a couple of hours!! (even my husband who is insulted by muffins in general loved them)I followed the recipe exactly, except that I used vanilla soy milk instead of cream since that is what I had on hand, and I added a little bit more milk until the texture seemed right. I was a little worried because of the bad reviews here, but I remembered reading in “The Joy of Coking”,that different flours have different properties depending on moisture content and age and how they are stored:some flour will need more milk, and some will need less, so use your best judgement when adding liquid to avoid hard muffins!
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream or plain nonfat greek yogurt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips (any kind)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups.
- Stir eggs with sugar and oil, beat until creamy. Add vanilla, vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in sour cream (or greek yogurt) then stir in flour. (Batter may be slightly lumpy.) Stir in chocolate chips.
- Make the cream cheese filling: stir (or use a hand mixer) together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
- Fill muffin cups with about 2 tablespoons of muffin batter. Add about 1-2 teaspoons of cream cheese to the center of each muffin, then top with another 1 tablespoon of batter.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. Cool 5 minutes in pan then remove to a rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.