2010 Feb 4

Mascarpone Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted in baking, dessert

I can’t even begin to tell you how GOOD these muffins are. Hands down these are the best chocolate chip muffins. I had been searching¬† for the perfect recipe for a couple days and I am so glad I did not decide to give up and just pick any old recipe. These muffins are so soft and fluffy, just imagine clouds with pockets of melted chocolate and the mascarpone cheese gives it a suprisingly great subtle flavor.

Many thanks to justjennrecipes.com for posting the recipe! I’m not sure whether or not she created the recipe, but regardless it is definitely a favorite from now on.

Mascarpone Chocolate Chip Muffins
(adapted from justjennrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) package mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like a lot of chocolate chips)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Beat mascarpone cheese and butter together until fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into wet mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon batter into 12 prepared lined muffin cups.  Filling them until they are almost full. I filled mine up all the way and had no problems with overflowing. They made a nice full muffin top.
  4. Bake for about 20 min or until the top is golden brown.
Mascarpone Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mascarpone Chocolate Chip Muffins

3 Comments

  1. Kay said,

    October 23, 2011 6:49 pm

    I just tried your recipe tonight. I never bake, but I had bought some TJoe’s marscapone cheese and I wanted to use it. Absolutely delicious!!!

  2. EriChanHime said,

    August 9, 2012 7:44 am

    Thank you! These were lovely. I used the Allrecipes.com substitute for mascarpone (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mascarpone-substitute/), as I couldn’t find the real thing fast enought to satisfy my muffin urge. It made 1 1/2 cups, which 1.5 timed this recipe, so I got 22 regular sized muffins. They turned out just like the pictures, soft and fluffy on the inside. Next time I will use actual mascarpone, as I think the flavor would be more robust. But they’re still delicious! Thank you for satisfying my chocolate chip muffin cravings. :)

  3. Ieva said,

    October 8, 2013 5:20 am

    These came out looking exactly like the pictures here, incredibly delicious as well. Thank you for such a great recipe, will definitely make again.

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