Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
Every fall I get the urge to start baking and the first thing that comes to mind is a recipe with pumpkin in it. One of my favorites are these yummy pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins. I have played with different recipes over the years and like always, I find a few good ones and then I tweak them to make it my own! These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins are so yummy and the only down side of this recipes is that you can’t eat just one!
The first time I made these, this was all I ate for two days! I couldn’t stop myself! These muffins remind me of a pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I do!
These muffins are so moist and not overly sweet. The cream cheese bakes right into the the muffin! This is a simple recipe that is a crowd pleaser.
One of the ingredients you’ll need is Pumpkin Pie Spice. I have had a hard time finding it in the grocery store lately and it can be very expensive. I’ve linked the recipe here if you’d like to make your own.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffin Recipe
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins will melt in your mouth! They are the perfect treat for fall!
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp pumpkin spice (see other recipe for this)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 30 oz pumpkin puree (2-15 oz. cans or 1-30 oz.can)
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 6 tsp vanilla extract
- 16 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
Preheat oven to 375° degrees.
Put muffin baking cups into cupcake pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk until well combined.
In a stand mixer or large bowl, mix the pumpkin, 2 cups of the sugar, and brown sugar. Then beat in four of the eggs, oil, and 2 tsp. vanilla extract.
After this is mixed together, start adding in the dry ingredients slowly until well combined and there are no lumps. You may need to scrape the bowl down a few times to make sure everything is mixed in. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, 4 tsp. vanilla extract, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks until no lumps and well combined.
Fill muffin cups until 3/4 full and then add about 1 tbsp cream cheese to the middle of each muffin. You can leave it as is or you can use a toothpick to mix the cream cheese into the pumpkin batter. Just swirl the toothpick around in a circular motion so that the cream cheese and pumpkin are swirled together.
Bake muffins for 18-22 minutes depending on your oven. Muffins are done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Don't over bake! These are great hot out of the over or once cooled.
Store in an air tight container and refrigerate to keep them longer.
This is a large recipe and makes about 32-36 muffins depending on how large you make them. If you don't want a batch this large, you can always cut it in half. I shared the pumpkin spice recipe here too so you can make your own and have some for future recipes involving pumpkin.
I hope you give this recipe a try! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’ve also shared more Fabulous Fall Recipes from my friends below so keep scrolling down!
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These are amazing!! I ve made several of your sweet recipes over the past couple of weeks for my boyfriend to bring in to work and they have loved everything so far. I just made this one today and they are the best ones yet. I can t wait to try more of your recipes!! Thank you for sharing!! I cant wait to try this wonderful recipe. I layered the batter and cheesecake filling into a casserole dish and am wondering how long and at what temp would be best to bake it? Thank you!
I’m so glad you have made some of my recipes and that you like them! I have never done the muffins this way so I’m not sure how long you would need to bake it but I would just try it and keep an eye on it and bake at the same temp as the muffins. Let me know how it turns out!
Best pumpkin cream cheese muffin recipe ever (and I’ve tried lots)! I did one scoop of pumpkin batter, one spoonful of cream cheese mix, more batter then topped it off with the cream cheese and swirled. This got the cheesiness all the way through the muffins.
Thanks so much Sarah! I agree with you! This is the best recipe isn’t it! I like the idea of adding the scoop and then more batter! Great idea and thanks for sharing!
Pumpkin baked anything is my love language and these look amazing, Holly. I can’t wait to try them. Happy to be joining you for this fun round-up of fall recipes. Pinned!
Thanks so much Jen! I think that is my love language too!! Anything with pumpkin and cream cheese gets my attention!
These sound so good! I love how pretty they are too!
Thanks so much Anne! These are my favorite fall treat!!
These look incredible! I adore anything with cream cheese and I love the swirly top. Pinning and printing!
Thank you Shawna! I do too!!!