Sunday, November 25, 2012

Divine Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins & A Giveaway #DivineInNYC

Chocolate is my weakness. If there was an AA group for it, I would be a member for life. Now that the holidays are here, its even worse. It's everywhere! I was excited when I was asked to review Divine Chocolate, a pioneering Fair Trade brand. Its is the only Fair Trade chocolate brand that is 45% owned by its farmers. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry. When the package arrived, I was more than thrilled!

Since I'm not great in the kitchen, I decided to try something simple because I was eager to use one of these amazing bittersweet chocolate baking bars. My son loves chocolate as well so I figured making some chocolate cheesecake muffins would be best for us to try & work together on. It was a bit of task since our mixer wasn't cooperating with us so I had to opt to use the blender. The cheesecake mix looked so pretty.
My little helper prepared the muffin pans with liners while I manually whipped the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Whew who knew baking was so much work!

I have to say they didn't come out too bad. I'm sure I missed something but the chocolate tasted so good! We even licked the bowl.

Here's the recipe for you to enjoy! (Recipe by www.pillsburybaking.com was inspiration)
Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
2 (3oz) packages cream cheese softened
1 large egg
1 5.3oz Divine bittersweet baking bar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/4 Divine baking cocoa
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 F. Line 24 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups. Beat 1/2 cup sugar and cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg until smooth. Stir in chocolate; set aside.
Beat remaining ingredients in large bowl on high speed 3 minutes. Reserve 1 1/2 cups batter.
Fill each muffin cup 1/3 full. Spoon 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture onto batter in each cup. Top each cup with reserved batter.
Bake 30 -35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Store in Refrigerator.

We enjoyed eating the rest of the bars. My favorite was the Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt. What a great combo! 

To purchase Divine Chocolate please check out their site.

Divine Chocolate has been generous to offer a wonderful basket of heavenly goodies to 3 BoyzRuleOurWorld readers! Giveaway open to US only. Giveaway ends 11/30/12 11:59pm. Winners will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours. Divine Chocolate is responsible for delivery of prize.





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30 comments:

Meghan said...

My fav recipe is spice cake & pumpkin...2 ingredients...best muffins for breakfast EVER!

Denise S. said...

Aunt Charla's Christmas Fudge

john hutchens said...

peanutbutter fudge

3CityGirlsNyc said...

chocolate lover here :)

peg42 said...

Turtle pretzels. We make them every year to give to family and friends.
Thanks so much.
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ky2here said...

Buckeyes - oddly enough there seems to be more when they are made than when they are delivered. Hmmmmm

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Deb K said...

My favorite holiday recipe is Soft Sugar Cookies my Mom used to make.

Lisa M said...

peanut clusters...everyone loves them and so easy tomake

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slb3334 said...

scalloped corn.

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Kellie's Camera said...

Peppermint Cheesecake!

Deanna Marie said...

snickerdoodles!

clc408 said...

My favorite holiday recipe is coconut macaroons.

sweepmom said...

My favorite holiday recipe is Gingerbread Biscotti.

mogrill said...

Holiday hideaways.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Ellen said...

low calorie crustless pumpkin pie

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ladydi115 said...

pear cardamom cranberry sauce!

ladcraig said...

red velvet cake

Ladcraig at hotmail dot com

Diane N. said...

I love to make sugar cookies!

mkjmc said...

MIne is snickerdoodles

Sarah S said...

Fudge s2inamug at aim dot com

Rhonda YVSG said...

I love sugar cookies decorating with icing. I have such fond memories of making them with my Mom and Aunt growing up!

Meg's Lifestyle Musings said...

Dark chocolate sea salt cookies ;)

Carly H. said...

Egg nog!

Jennifer M said...

Peanut butter balls, simple enough for me not to mess up. :0)

kyl neusch said...

love coconut macaroons!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

my moms chocolate fudge
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Gianna said...

Pumpkin cake roll. I'm going to try those cupcakes too!

Mary Calabrese said...

I love pumpkin pie.

Jen said...

Peanut Butter roll
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Nicole Christie said...

Pumkin please

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