Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins are soft muffins using fresh strawberries, rich cream cheese and a brown sugar streusel topping.
For the longest time I haven’t seen much movement on my muffins, so I posted a quick note on my Facebook page asking my foodie friends for advice.
Who else better to ask than those supporting what I do, right? So I asked about everyone’s favorite muffin and hands down, Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins won by a landslide!
Well, anything with cream cheese won, but I’m sure you can guess why! Thing is, I am a sucker for all types of summer fruits. Peaches, cherries, raspberries and of course, strawberries! And really, you can use any frozen or fresh fruit with this recipe.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins also freeze well, just make sure to get as much air out of the plastic freezer bag as you can. Use frozen, thawed strawberries during the winter months.
And if you LOVE muffins like I do, make sure you have a fabulous, durable muffin tin.
These delicious strawberry muffins can be served hot and fresh or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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- 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar plus two tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 egg room temperature and beaten
- 3/4 cup skim or 1% milk plus one tablespoon
- 2 cups frozen thawed strawberries, chopped
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin tins with fun cupcake liners.
Sift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, set aside.
In a small bowl, toss together chopped strawberries with 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, blend melted butter, milk and egg.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the batter. Do not over mix. Stop when it is combined, but there are still small lumps.
Fold in strawberries. The batter will marbleize or turn blue if using frozen strawberries. Don't panic.
In another small bowl, beat together all ingredients for cheesecake filling. Set aside
Use a cheese grater and grate cold butter into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together using s fork or pastry cutter.
Using two spoons, spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of muffin batter in each lined muffin tin. Add a little less than one tablespoon cheesecake mixture to each. Top with more muffin batter until approximately 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops evenly with streusel mixture, pressing it ever so gently down to make it stick.
Bake for 25 minutes. Times may vary based on oven and how much you filled those cups (I know a few of you took some chances and filled them to the brim, didn't you??). Muffin tops will spring back to the touch.
Remove and allow to cool.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how they are!