These Tuxedo Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins start with a rich chocolate chocolate chip muffin based that’s topped with dollops of cheesecake to create a black and white muffin fit for a party.
Last week I shared Fun Things to Do and Eat in Maui Hawaii and mentioned I was going to recreate the Tuxedo muffin I had at The Rodeo General Store. So today I’m sharing my version of their Tuxedo muffin.
The Rodeo General Store is in Makawao, a quaint little town nestled in the hills of East Maui. We stopped in Makawao for a bathroom and snack break on our bike ride down Haleakala. While my husband bought a much more sensible breakfast sandwich, I couldn’t resist buying one of the Tuxedo muffins in the muffin case. They just looked so irresistible in their fancy tulip muffin papers.
A Google search when I got home showed that Tuxedo muffins aren’t just an Upcountry Maui thing. These cream cheese crowned Tuxedo muffins are popular in places like Illinois and Indiana areas as well.
I already have a chocolate muffin recipe that I love, so I used that as a base for my muffins. Then I combined that with my Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownie recipe for the fun white cheesecake part of the recipe.
So the tops of the muffins have chocolate chips on them, I liked to add 1 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to the batter. Then I’ll sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top of the muffins. It just makes them look a little bit more irresistible when you can see the chocolate chips on top as well.
The tulip papers let you fill the muffin cups more full than you normally would. If you don’t want to buy the tulip papers, you can make the muffins in jumbo size muffin pans, or make 18 smaller muffins.
These Tuxedo Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are great to eat hot from the oven, but I like them even better the next day. The next day the chocolate chips have hardened and the muffin is even more moist.
If you’re a chocolate lover, I know you’re going to love these muffins!
Tip: Save about 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the chocolate muffin batter. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Cream Cheese Topping
Chocolate Chip Muffin
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 91mg Sodium: 342mg Carbohydrates: 59g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 35g Protein: 8g
Tip: Save about 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the chocolate muffin batter.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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