Cheesecake Muffins, New York style

Cheesecake Muffins, New York style

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons chocolate cocoa mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil

In a small bowl blend cream cheese & 2 TBSP sugar till fluffy. Add chopped walnuts & set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder & salt. Combine egg, milk, & oil in another bowl.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients & add milk mixture. Batter will be thin & lumpy.

Spoon about 1 TBSP chocolate batter into each greased muffin cup. Drop 1 TSP of the cream cheese mixture on top & then more chocolate batter.

Bake immediately in a 375 degree F. oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.