June 28, 2012

Strawberry Muffins with Cream Cheese filling and Streusel Topping

Doesnt these scrumptious, fresh strawberry decked beauties look truly enticing and mouth-watering??  And when you actually bite into one of these, the delicious flavors of  decadent Cream cheese , sweet and tangy Strawberries and the warm uplifting touch of cinnamony Streusel are sure to keep you from stopping at one, two or even three of these ...yes..yes..I am indeed guilty of over-induging this time but I just couldnt stop myself. :o(

This recipe has been in my special stash for quite a few months but when I recently laid eyes on this adorable pink plate (shown in the pictures), I fell in love with it and knew rightaway that this plate and these delish muffins were the right poetic combination that just had to come together.  

Recipe adapted from here
Yields 12 muffins
For Cream Cheese Filling
4 ounces - Cream cheese
1/3 cup - Sugar
1/2 - Egg (about 2 Tbsp. beaten)
1/4 Tsp - Vanilla extract
For Streusel Topping
1/4 cup - All purpose flour
1/4 cup - Sugar
1/2 Tsp - Ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp - Firm unsalted butter

For Muffins
1 Cup - Whole milk
1/4 Cup - Oil
1 - Egg
2 cup - All purpose flour
1/2 cup - Sugar
2 Tsp - Baking powder
1/2 Tsp - Salt

2 cups - Strawberries, cut into small pieces


Cream cheese filling 
  • Beat the Cream cheese, sugar, egg and Vanilla in a small bowl and mix until smooth, set aside.
Streusel topping
  • Combine the flour, sugar and Cinnamon in a small bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs; set aside
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Whisk together the milk, oil, egg and sugar.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the milk mixture. Be careful not to over mix (the batter will be slightly lumpy)
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the muffin batter into each cup
  • Add a sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces
  • Add a tablespoon of the Cream cheese filling, 
  • Add another tablespoon of the muffin batter followed by another sprinkle of the Strawberry pieces and on top a final sprinkle of the Streusel topping.
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes (at 400F), let cool in pan for about 5 minutes and serve slightly warm. 
Notes and Tips
  • These muffin need refrigeration
  • Serving them slightly warm is the best


  1. gorgeous.. love the color again. i can only imagine the flavours.. cinnamon streusel, cream cheese and strawberry... the pearls add a classic touch to the pictures...

  2. Looks absolutely divine and mindblowing.

  3. How can you get a printable of this?

  4. These are so pretty! I'm hosting a Cream Cheese themed link party this week for Iron Chef Mom and I'd love it if you linked up this recipe! http://growingupgabel.com/iron-chef-mom-cream-cheese-battle/

  5. Your muffins look so festive and cheery! Can't wait for the strawberry season to make these. Lovely recipe!

  6. Good tasting but stuck to the muffin cups....guess I will spray the liners next time.


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