Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


20 muffins

Updated: Mar. 04, 2022
With their 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
Coconut Chocolate Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full with the batter. Place scant 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the center of each. Top with about 1 tablespoon coconut mixture.
  4. 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.