Chocolate vanilla swirl muffins are a simple, moist vanilla muffin swirled with melted dark chocolate! This reminds me of childhood flavors, the simplicity of vanilla muffins swirled with chocolate is just perfect. Not too fancy not too plain, this is a perfect combination that makes a fun delicious muffin.I got the idea of making this when I was looking for a good marble cake recipe. I thought to myself that if I can make marble muffins I might enjoy it more, cause I always prefer small attractive muffins over big slices of cake. The base of the muffin is a simple vanilla, and instead of dividing the batter and adding cocoa powder to half the mixture, I decided to upscale the muffins with melted dark chocolate. I was right the melted chocolate gave the muffins an extra touch, both in texture and flavor.
This is an everyday recipe, you don’t need a special accession or celebration to make it. You can just make these sweeties as a mid-day snack or a fun dessert.
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Muffins
- Muffins dough
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 125 gr cream cheese
- 200 gr greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil I used canola
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the swirl
- 100 gr dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 375 °F/195°C. Line muffin pan with muffin liners.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 sec intervals, mixing in between until fully melted. Set aside to cool down.
To make the muffins
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk together sugar and eggs. Add the cream cheese, yogurt, oil, and vanilla, keep whisking until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones, mix well.
Pour the melted chocolate on top of muffin dough. With a wooden spoon swirl melted chocolate into batter.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling about ⅔ of each cup.
Place them in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove muffins and cool on a wire rack.