View Full Version : Rev: Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
02-12-2004, 01:24 PM
This is another recipe from 500 Best Muffins Recipes. These muffins are so good! They have a cream cheese/strawberry jam filling, which really does make them taste like strawberry cheesecake. The muffin part is good also, very moist and flavorful. They are good-size muffins, and my batter went all the way to the top of the pan. My changes were to use egg substitute, 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, and skim milk. I also added a bit of vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture, and used vanilla instead of the almond extract and lemon zest. These were very easy to make, which is good because I only made 6 muffins, so I'll need to be making more soon. :) My muffins were done in about 16 minutes. I thought they were best eaten slightly warm (been nuking leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds), but they are also good at room temp.
Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup strawberry jam
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. In another bowl, combine egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, zest, and extract. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist and blended.
5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling half full. Add 1 Tbsp cream cheese mixture and 1 tsp jam. Top with remaining batter.
6. Bake in preheated oven about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
02-12-2004, 01:33 PM
Wow-you keep coming up with the best sounding recipes. Another I'll have to try!
Linda in MO
02-12-2004, 01:35 PM
Wow! Looks like another winner, Kari.
You might like these as well. It's been years since I've made them but I remember they were good...
* Exported from MasterCook *
Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins
Recipe By :
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Dessert , Muffin/Quick Bread
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 package cream cheese -- (3oz.)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg -- beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
Confectioners' sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar until light and fluffy. Set aside.
In large bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
Combine egg, milk and oil. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.)
Spoon about 2 tablespoons chocolate batter into each greased muffin cup. Drop 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture on top and add more batter.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Cool and dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
"posted by JudyAZ"
NOTES : I used 4 oz. of cream cheese and a little more than 2 T. sugar for the filling. Plus I chopped up some milk chocolate and added it to the filling and the batter.
These muffins sound delicious. (Uh oh...looks like I need to purchase another cookbook soon.) You have been quite the busy recipe poster recently...all of which I have copied and hope to make in the near future. Thanks for sharing!!! :D
02-13-2004, 09:40 AM
Linda, thanks for that recipe! It looks great and I will definitely try them!
I'm glad everyone is enjoying the recipes I've been posting, some of them are just too good to keep to myself! :)
02-13-2004, 10:30 AM
Kari, there is just not enough time in the day- no make that the year- to try all the great-sounding recipes you've posted in the past few days! I've imported this one too... now I have to decide which to try next week, these or the chocolate chip bran muffins... :)
02-13-2004, 11:21 AM
Kari and Linda...thanks for the recipes.
Kari I made the Danish Muffins the other day and added approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam on top of the cream cheese mixture to give them a jam/cheese surprise. I only did this to a few as a test and they were very good. They are also very good without the jam. I brought them to work and everyone liked them.
Linda in MO
02-15-2004, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by Mamasue
Kari I made the Danish Muffins the other day and added approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam on top of the cream cheese mixture to give them a jam/cheese surprise.
Ooooh, good idea Mamasue!
02-15-2004, 11:16 AM
Linda, it's funny because that recipe you posted is also in this cookbook! I was looking through this morning for some muffins to make for a friend and there was a recipe called Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins. So I hopped on here to compare to your recipe and they're identical! Thanks for the heads up on that recipe, now I will definitely have to try it!
Sue, I'm glad you and your co-workers enjoyed the Cheese Danish Muffins, and agree that jam would be good in them.
Stephanie, I hope you like whichever muffins you decide to bake, and would love to hear your review!
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