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Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Great cake-like muffins with a surprise center filled with cheesecake! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: breads, Breakfast, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake muffins, muffins, pumpkin cheesecake
Servings: 6
Calories: 749kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp each baking soda salt, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 of a 15 oz can about 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cut into chunks


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour


  • Beat together the cheesecake filling ingredients; chill.
  • Mix together all ingredients of crumb mixture except butter. Cut in butter until fine crumbs are formed. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients. Beat the wet ingredients until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • Line or grease muffin tins. Place a scant 2 tbs of batter into each muffin cup. Add about 2 tsp of cheesecake filling to each muffin cup. Top with remaining batter (see above photo for how much each cup should be filled) and sprinkle top of each muffin with streusel crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 min for regular sized muffins. Bake 35-40 min for Texas sized muffins (check for doneness at minimum time).
  • Remove from oven and cool on racks.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg