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Make these delicious Gingerbread Cream Cheese Muffins at home

Make these delicious Gingerbread Cream Cheese Muffins at home
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

In honor of National Gingerbread Day, Disney is sharing their recipe for Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins. See how you can make these delicious treats right from home!

The holiday season calls for gingerbread cookies and gingerbread men. Today, Disney Parks Blog is sharing their recipe for Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins. Yum yum!

Try it in the parks

Photo Credit: Walt Disney World

If you want to try these delicious treats in the parks, you can! These muffins will be available at the Isle of Java and Harambe Fruit Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning December 1- January 2nd.

Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Can’t make it to the parks anytime soon? Try making it at home by following the recipe below. The following recipe serves 12.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Gingerbread Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (1/4 cup butter, softened, may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Reserved cream cheese filling

To make cream cheese filling

  1. Combine sugar and butter in bowl of electric mixer fitted with 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.
  2. Reduce speed to low. Add egg and lemon juice and mix until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, up to 3 days, until ready to use.

Gingerbread-Cream Cheese Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a muffin pan with 12 liners and set aside.
  2. Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine oil or butter, brown sugar, molasses, honey, and egg in bowl of electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed until combined. Reduce speed to low and add buttermilk until incorporated.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined. Scrape sides of mixer and mix an additional 30 seconds. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
  5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.
  6. Place reserved cream cheese filling in piping bag fitted with 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.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top of muffin is firm when touched.
  8. Cool before serving.

For a print-at-home version of the recipe, check it out here.

More Recipes

If you want to try making another gingerbread recipe, check out the recipe for Disneyland Resort’s Gingerbread Bundt Cake here.

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Other great recipes from Disney are also available here.

Will you be making these gingerbread-cream cheese muffins for the holidays? Or will you be visiting the parks and trying them there? Tell us about your holiday plans in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Maggie Baltz


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