Let’s face it, the scent and taste of freshly baked gingerbread screams HOLIDAY and this spiced gingerbread muffin with cream cheese filling is the perfect bundle of holiday goodness! Want to enjoy this gingerbread treat in the parks? Head on over to Isle of Java and Harambe Fruit Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park starting Dec. 1 through Jan. 2.
Gingerbread Cream Cheese Muffins - Harambe Fruit Market - Animal Kingdom
Recipe For Gingerbread-cream Cheese Muffins From Isle Of Java And Harambe Fruit Market, Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Cream Cheese Filling
Combine sugar and butter in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on low speed until there are no lumps. Add cream cheese and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes, until smooth.
Reduce speed to low. Add egg and lemon juice and mix until smooth.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours, up to 3 days, until ready to use.
Gingerbread Cream Cheese Muffins:
Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a muffin pan with 12 liners and set it aside.
Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
Combine oil or butter, brown sugar, molasses, honey, and egg in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Mix on medium speed until combined.
Reduce speed to low and add buttermilk until incorporated.
Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
Scrape sides of the mixer and mix for an additional 30 seconds. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.
Place reserved cream cheese filling in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Insert piping tip into the center of each muffin, piping about 1 tablespoon into the center, then pipe a swirl around the top of the muffin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top of the muffin, is firm when touched.
Note: Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.
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