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Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins

These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!With the leaves beginning to change and the air starting to become more crisper, I thought it would be the perfect time to try a new fall themed recipe. Something that I could eat with my morning coffee or a simple snack for my afternoon break. In the past, I’ve made similar cheesecake filled muffin and cupcakes, but I love the combination of the spice cake with the fresh pieces of apples scattered throughout the tin with just the touch of cheesecake center.

These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!

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These have already been proclaimed by Jonathan to be a mix between a muffin and a cheese danish. ย I can totally see where he is coming with that statement. This recipe is pretty simple to put together with the use of a spice cake mix, one apple, applesauce to replace the oil factor (and add a touch more apple flavor), and a quick cheesecake batter. Better yet, the cheesecake can totally be done away with to make it a tiny bit faster.

These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!
These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!
These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!
These Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins are a quick and easy recipe to please any autumn lover. With actual pieces of apples throughout the mixture, a real quick cheesecake center, and spiced cake throughout these are my go to fall recipe to enjoy!
Spiced Apple Cheesecake Muffins
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Ingredients
Muffin
  • 1 Box Spice Cake Mix
  • Water (Per cake mix directions)
  • Applesauce (To replace vegetable oil portion of cake mix directions)
  • 1 Apple (Peeled & Cored)
Cheesecake Filling
  • 1 Package Cream Cheese (8 Ounce, Room temperature)
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep your cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Peel, core, and dice your apple into small pieces. Place half of the apples in a medium mixing bowl. Divider up the second half of the apples into each of the cupcake liners and smooth so they cover the bottoms without overlapping on each other.
  3. In the mixing bowl, follow the directions per your Spice cake mix. Substitute equal parts vegetable oil for applesauce. Mix the mixture and divider evenly into cupcake liners.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine room temperature cream cheese and sugar until mixed well together. Add the egg and vanilla and mix together to combine. Grab a piping bag (or let's be real, a ziplock) and add the cream cheese mixture to the bag. Trim the corner to use.
  5. Pushing slightly into the spice cake mixture from the center, put a dollop of cheese into each cupcake. No need to smooth out as they will do that once baked.
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Garnish with a piece of apple, grab a latte, and ENJOY!

Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, I’m Alexis! I’m a 30 something bubbly and creative teacher turned web designer living in Seattle, Washington. I absolutely love designing unique brands + websites for fellow teacherpreneurs, creatives, small businesses, bloggers, & many more. When I’m not working on all things Laugh Eat Learn, I enjoy cooking, movies, reading (always with caffeine in hand), and organization of literally everything. I’m also a pure perfectionist which makes everything a little more fun!

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