This German Chocolate Muffins recipe is quick and easy because it uses a box cake mix. I like using Devil's Food because I believe it is traditionally more moist than some of the German Chocolate mixes.
Combine all the muffin ingredients and mix well.
Using paper-lined muffin tins that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, fill each 3/4 full with the muffin mixture.
If cream cheese is firm, place in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
Cream the cream cheese with the sugar.
Add remaining ingredients.
Dollop a tablespoonful on top of each muffin mixture.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top looks set.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
If desired, serve with butter.