The first thing that came to mind when I saw 'marble', was Marble Pound cake, so I knew immediately that I was going to use some of my batter to make mini loaf cakes. Of course, these little molds are small enough to call rectangular muffins. That's my story, and I'm stickin to it!
The recipe says to divide the batter evenly in the muffin cups, but I had a good bit more chocolate batter (which actually was more like a dough in consistency), so I just eyeballed it while scaling. I was scared I may have mis-scaled something, but they turned out fine, so I just said; 'Thank ya sweet baby Jesus'!
|Jumbo Muffin with yummy streusel|
An from Baker Street says these are her favorite muffins, and I can understand why. They are moist, delicious, and the cinnamon streusel with chocolate chips adds a nice depth of flavor and tiny bit of crunch.
These were so tasty, I was hoping to use them for some easy brownie points since Smokin Hot had undergone some minor surgery this past week. As I handed her my 'special treat', however, she sat up and said: 'Oh, are these the Muffin Monday Muffins?'. Foiled again, but I did make her some specially requested homemade tomato soup to make up for my deceptive ways.
|Mini Loaf cut in half diagonally|
Be sure to visit Baker Street and see how all of the great bakers put their own spin on these yummy muffins!
For The Muffins:
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup chocolate chips
For the Streusel:
Combine the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Add the butter and work it with your finger tips till the mixture is crumbly and stir in the chocolate.
For the Muffins:
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Line a 12 pan muffin tin
- Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl
- Remove half a cup of the flour mixture and set aside
- Add cocoa powder in the remaining mixture.
- Beat cream cheese, 1 egg and the reserved 1/2 cup of flour
- In a separate bowl combine the egg, water, vanilla essence and oil
- Add it to the cocoa mixture. Gently mix it till incorporated
- Spoon the batters side by side equally in the muffin cups
- Sprinkle the streusel and bake for 20 - 25 mins
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