Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins

Grab a cup of coffee and this muffin and your morning is set.
A deep, rich chocolate muffin enhanced with coffee and studded with pumpkin cheesecake!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Y'all it's September and I'm having all the feelings of Fall.  Yeah, the high is 85 today and we are just a week and a half into school around here, but I still have the feelings.

You can never escape your feelings.

I'm THIS CLOSE to ordering this shirt.  You know, because I want to be annoying with all my pumpkin spice love.  I also want to toss my old couch throw pillows in the trash and purchase this one, because isn't it pretty?

Sometimes a girl just wants to do a little shopping, I feel like I deserve a little pick-me-up.  I mean, I have survived sending two kids off to school so far {with my third one to start on Tuesday}, I did catch my child's puke IN MY HANDS on Friday night.  Did I mention it was in the van?  Fun times. And I did happen to get really lucky and twist my ankle playing football with the family last week.

I mean, I have pretty much put my life on the line for two weeks straight.

A girl needs a new shirt and a throw pillow.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

For those of who get annoyed with the pumpkin life, especially this early in September, well, I'm sorry.

My Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer made the rounds about the internet and is getting high fives from all the ladies.  Have you tried it yet?  I also have my Iowa Pumpkin Sheet Cake hovering around the back burner at my house.  It makes a lot, so I'm waiting to make it for a going-away party next weekend where I can feed the masses.

And in case you think you can't make cinnamon rolls, think again my lovelies.  This Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe comes together in well under an hour.  No yeast required! God bless those no yeast recipes, right?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

As for these muffins?  Well, I dreamed them up so I could feed my morning coffee group. Yes, it appears as if my girls and I have now formed a "group".  Wednesday mornings seem to be the day that most are free, so we've been gathering at each other's houses for coffee and chit chat.

No, we are not in our seventies, most of us in our mid-thirties.  Let me tell you this - nothing puts you in a better mood to start your day than a hot cup of joe, a sweet bite {these muffins!} and some time with your most treasured friends.

If able, start this tradition where you live.

Which reminds me, I just finished reading the book, The Turquoise Table.  I cannot recommend it enough.  It reminds me a bit of a coffee table book - a quick read with beautiful photos - all under the concept of bringing community together by simply sitting around a table.  You can check it out HERE or follow the author, Kristin Schell here on Instagram.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins...the perfect sweet bit with your morning coffee!  Rich, deep chocolate with a creamy pumpkin filling, studded with coffee flavor! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

But, hey!  Back to these muffins.

They are rich, full of chocolate flavor, with a background hint of coffee flavor.  And of course a middle surprise bite of pumpkin cheesecake filling.  Pumpkin and chocolate and coffee really do go together! 

I'm adding these to my pumpkin repertoire.

You should too.

Put on a pot of coffee, invite over a friend and dive in.  You won't regret it.

Yield: 18

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mocha Muffins

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 17 MINStotal time: 32 mins
A creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling is surrounded by a deep, rich mocha chocolate muffin. Everyone loves these - perfect with your morning coffee!

INGREDIENTS:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 T. pumpkin puree
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
Mocha Muffin Batter
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c. sour cream
  • 1/3 c. milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. stong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 c. flour

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line the muffin pan with liners. This recipe should make 18 muffins, give or take a couple.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla. Then stir in the sour cream and milk.
  4. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and flour.
  5. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, alternating with the coffee. Do not over mix.
  6. Fill the muffin liner half full with the mocha batter. Take a tablespoon full of the pumpkin filling and place on the batter, then place another dollup of the mocha batter on top. Continue this until all muffin liners are filled.
  7. Bake muffins for 16-18 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Keep in an airtight container for freshness.
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