One of the best things about spring and early summer here in the Midwest is that it’s strawberry season. There is nothing better than fresh, homegrown strawberries. Combine them with cream cheese and all I can say is YUMMO! This recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins is simple and packed full of flavor.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins
- 1/4 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons butter softened
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1.5 to 2 cups strawberries cleaned and diced
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 tablespoons Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- For the topping: combine first four ingredients with a fork. Set aside.
- For the muffin batter: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In a smaller bowl combine the egg, oil, milk and vanilla.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Pour the egg mixture in the well. Stir just until mixed. Fold in strawberries.
- For the cream cheese mixture: In the bowl of a standing mixer combine cream cheese and sugar until fluffy (2 minutes.)
- Add the milk and vanilla until mixed well.
- Using a large scoop, divide muffin batter into the twelve vessels filled with cupcake liners.
- Using a small scoop, add the cream cheese mixture to the batter. Swirl with a knife to combine.
- Top each muffin with streusel mixture.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 6 minutes. Lower oven temp. to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes more or until a knife inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
The original recipe I found gave instructions for layering the muffin batter, cream cheese, strawberries and topping. I thought that was a lot of trouble so I simplified the process by folding the strawberries into the batter. Make sure to dice the strawberries very small. I also used a small scoop to drop in the cream cheese layer and it worked great. I just swirled the cream cheese and batter mixtures together with a knife.
I love these tulip wrappers and I think they make these strawberry cream cheese muffins look extra special. They are also very easy to open after the muffins have been baked. When they are first set into the muffin pan, they don’t sink all the way to the bottom like a normal wrapper. Once the batter is scooped in, they drop right down. Using a scoop for both the muffin batter and cream cheese makes filling the tulip wrappers super simple and quick.
One of the tricks for getting muffins or cupcakes to rise in the middle is to bake them at high heat for several minutes followed by more baking time at a lower heat. It’s important NOT to open the oven door during the bake time. Opening the door will affect how quickly the high temp adjusts down to the lower temp.
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