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Coconut Chocolate Muffins

With a rich dark chocolate flavor and luscious cream cheese-coconut topping, these irresistible muffins taste more like a decadent dessert than a morning treat. —Sonia Daily, Rochester, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    20 muffins


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Beat in egg. Stir in 2/3 cup chocolate chips. In another bowl, toss coconut with pecans and remaining 1/3 cup chips.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the first 5 batter ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together coffee, oil and vinegar; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full. Place scant 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the center of each. Top with about 1 tablespoon coconut mixture.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 223 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • patty2222
    Oct 8, 2020

    How can you post a review without making them???? That being said I did make them and they were exactly as promised.... very chocolatey and turned out just like the picture. I think next time I would serve them as a desert rather than a muffin but the were very good and I shared and everyone liked them. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Kuwal
    Aug 10, 2015

    Looks sooooo yummy.chocolate and coconut my fav combination ??

  • Judyspin
    Aug 10, 2015

    can this be made in mini muffin pans?

  • Cheryl Ann McKnight
    Oct 25, 2012

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