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Jalapeno Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting

Jalapeno Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting

These irresistibly delicious yet moist corn muffins are loaded with flavors. Pickled jalapenos add some delicious zing, and chive-cream cheese frosting gives some yummy creaminess and cheesiness.













Trans-fat Free


For the muffins:
1 ½ cups cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup milk
whole fat
¼ cup butter, unsalted
melted, 4 tablespoons
½ cup jalapeño pepper
or to taste, canned and chopped
For the savory cream cheese frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese
1 container
3 tablespoons chives
minced, or green parts of scallions
1 x sweet bell peppers
red, orange, and yellow, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Line a standard sized muffin tin (12 muffins) with paper cups or coat with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl, whisk until mix well.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the milk, melted butter, and jalapenos until well blended.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated.

Put the batter evenly among the prepared muffin tin.

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned with a tooth pick or wooden stick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Transfer on a wire rack, and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Remove the muffins on wire rack, and allow to cool completely.

Add the cream cheese in a bowl, stir until smooth.

Stir in the chives until evenly mix.

Frost the muffins and sprinkle chopped bell peppers on top of each muffin.

Serve and enjoy.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


almost 6 years

These muffins were delicious. Jalapenos added some nice zing but not spicy at all. I did find the muffins were a bit dry, so I will add about 1/4 cup more milk next time. The chive cream cheesing frosting was a must, which added the creaminess. The colorful peppers not only made the muffins look appealing, but also added extra yumminess. I used white whole wheat flour, I chopped green part of scallions instead of chives, and I also added a few splashes of red hot pepper sauce into the frosting. Overall these muffins tasted divine.

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Lacy @ NYCityEats
New York City
 almost 6 years ago

This sounds amazing! I love the jalapeno in the corn muffin & there is no way to go wrong with a cream cheese frosting! Yummy! Great recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 86g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25655% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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