Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Latte Muffins

I love pumpkin.
I love muffins.
I love coffee.
I love the combination of all of the above.
Why not put them all in a muffin?

Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffins are my arch nemisis. I can't resist them, but I usually don't go to Starbucks. The one time I've been in this fall I left with one of those muffins. So I made my muffins like theirs expect I infused the cream cheese with coffee for a "latte" filling. 

Yeap, that's definitely a pumpkin latte and pumpkin cream cheese muffin all in one!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Latte Muffins
(makes 24 regular sized muffins or 12 large ones and batter left for a mega muffin)

  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • Cream Cheese filling
  • 1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee (I used Godiva's pumpkin coffee)
  • 1 tsp coffee beans, ground

  • Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter

  • Directions
  • Blend all ingredients for cream cheese filling together until smooth and place in a bowl and put in the freezer.
  • Mix all crumb toppings together with a fork, set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all muffin ingredients together until incorporated into a batter.
  • Fill greased muffin tins half way with batter. 
  • Scoop out cold cream cheese in the middle of each battered tin, pressing down.
  • Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean from the muffin part.
  • Let cool for at least 5 minutes. 

  • *Thanks to foodbuzz and Godiva for sending me the coffee!


Magda said...

I have to make these! I love the spices you used and the cream cheese filling with the coffee must be delicious. I love coffee in any kind of sweet. Great recipe Anna!

Let Me Eat Cake said...

you left me a comment as i was reading and drooling over your muffins! these look insane! i'm actually baking pumpkin bread right now wishing i had cream cheese!

Peter M said...

These look like something a coffee shop would offer for Halloween/autumn. Nicely send me a dozen, parakalo!

Eva@ said...

What an interesting combo of flavours! The muffins look great and I bet they were moist inside. YUM!

Esi said...

I've been wanting to make something like this for a couple of years thanks for the re-inspiration

Banana Wonder said...

Magda - Thank you! Gotta go crazy on the spices :-)

Let Me Eat Cake - What can I say, you inspire me the most when it comes to muffin makin'

Peter - One day, one day!

Eva - Gotta love a coffee cream cheese river inside.

Esi - It's never too late :-)

Helen said...

I love pumpkin too! Those muffins must have smelled amazing with all those spices in them!!

Banana Wonder said...

Helen - oh yeah! I think the oven smells are the best part - blows away and Glade candle, etc.

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