March 21, 2010

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Muffin


How good are these muffins? VERY!

When I was wondering what to do with that box of sour strawberries which had been sitting in my fridge for days, I came across with this wonderful recipe. These muffins are simply PERFECT.
It's so easy to make. I didn't need to pull out my standing mixer or blender.  And of course it limits your washing afford too. Well, you have to at least use a mixing bowl and a whisk though. Those sour strawberries became so sweet after being baked with the cream cheese and sugar mixture.

The muffins are so light and soft. When they freshly came out from the oven, I couldn't wait until I finished taking pictures before I took a big bite into one of them. The more I looked at them, the more I wanted to dive into them.

Yes, they are THAT good!

(makes 12 regular size muffins)
Ingredients:
2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped into very small pieces

For Cream Cheese Mixture
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat over to 350F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

In a small bowl, mix together with a spoon the cream cheese mixture ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

In a big bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg until incorporated.

Use a spatula, mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold together until combined. Do not overmix.

Spoon the batter into the prepared tins, filling them no more than 1/2 full.

Scatter a few pieces of strawberry on top of each one.

Top it with a tsp of cream cheese mixture, a tbsp of muffin batter, and finally a few more pieces of strawberry.

Bake the muffins for about 25 mins, until they're light golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 mins.

26 comments:

KennyT said...

stunning

m.e (Cathie) said...

they look fabulous!

Sophie said...

Waw!! These strawberry cream cheese muffins look so tasty & aprt too!

MMMMMMMMM,...

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful muffins. With cheese and strawberries...I sure love it!

Patty said...

On my goodness, Lululu! this looks DELICIOUS! I am always looking for a good muffin recipe to put in my daughter's lunch box as a snack and this is peeerrfect! she loves strawberries and I know she will love these muffins as well!

Anncoo said...

These look so beautiful.

Divina Pe said...

I want to dive into your muffins too. The are fabulous with lots of strawberries.

Jane said...

Hi Lululu,

Thanks so much for letting me know you tried my strawberries & cream muffin recipe and that you liked them so much! I am thrilled to hear that.
(And thanks for linking back to my post about them from a few weeks ago.)

Your muffins do indeed look just beautiful.

Many thanks,

Jane
http://janessweets.blogspot.com

5 Star Foodie said...

These look so good especially with the cream cheese inside, yum!

Paz said...

Oh, yum! I've GOT to try this recipe. ;-)

Paz

Rachel J said...

It strawberry season here in FL so we have been oozing with berries. I truly love the flavors and ease of recipe here, truly a spring delight!

sweetlife said...

lovely..just lovely..

sweetlife

Table Talk said...

My girls would love these for an after school snack!

CheapAppetite said...

This is a great way to use sour strawberries which would have gone bad otherwise. Definitely looks yummy. I'd eat one with a cup of coffee in the morning and another with a cup of tea for afternoon snack:)

Katrina said...

This are absolutely beautiful! I'd love to make them!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The muffins look and sound AMAZING! What a great way to use "less than perfect" strawberries... :)

My Little Space said...

Ymm..yumm..yumm...I love muffins with fresh fruits!

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Fresh Local and Best said...

These muffins are beautiful and sweet reminders of warmer weather, and they sound absolutely delectable.

Jess said...

These turned out fantastic, but I was a bit confused about why I was adding "2 tsp powder sugar" along with the granulated sugar, and where was the baking powder? I threw in 3 tsps of baking powder because I was sure it needed some, and everything came out fine. Later I realized it must have been a typo.

They were very, very good!

Josephine said...

I did it!!!!
They didn't look as pretty as yours but still it tasted very very good!!! I gave some freshly baked muffins to Louis' playgroup teachers while I picked up him after class. They just loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Looks so yummy! I want to taste them.

Peggy

Angie said...

Those muffins look amazing!

Pam said...

OMG, these muffins look great, so yummy, I must try them, asap :)
xx

Candice said...

I just made these. I will try and post them on my blog tonight. My daughter couldn't get enough of them. I changed the recipe slightly, but they still turned out wonderful. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Tia said...

these are fantastic i just made them!!! will post and link to your blog soon