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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

With a super moist crumb and a cream cheese swirl, you really can't go wrong with these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net



  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup (109 g) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • cup (67 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • cups (219 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon homemade pumpkin spice, (2 tablespoons if store-bought spice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • ½ cup (100 g) confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat in eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Add in flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a spatula until combined.
  • In a medium bowl using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in confectioners sugar and beat until well combined.
  • Fill each of the muffin cups to the top with the batter.
  • Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. Try to get the cream cheese down into the batter a bit, but leave some of that gorgeous swirl for the top.
  • Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes. Muffins are done when an inserted toothpick is removed with a few crumbs, but not wet batter.


Calories: 339kcal