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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!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 339 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (109g) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (67g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (219g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon homemade pumpkin spice, 2 tablespoons if store-bought spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (100g) confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray muffin tin and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat in eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.

  3. Add in flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a spatula until combined.

  4. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in confectioners sugar and beat until well combined.

  5. 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.

  6. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes. Muffins are done when an inserted toothpick is removed with a few crumbs, but not wet batter.