Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Well, my friends, strawberry season is coming up!  I tried this recipe last week and it was absolutely delish.


Muffin Batter:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups strawberries cut into small pieces

Cream Cheese Filling:
4 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp beaten egg
1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Streusel:
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, cold

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.

Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add cold butter and mix with a fork until mixture looks like coarse sand. Set aside.

Cream Cheese Filling
Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Set aside.

Muffin  Batter
Beat milk, oil, egg and sugar. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Do not overmix. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

Scoop a tablespoon of the muffin batter into each cupcake. Sprinkle a few pieces of strawberries. Add about a heaping teaspoon of the cream cheese filling. Sprinkle a litte of the cinnamon streusel on top of the filling, followed by another layer of the muffin batter. Add a few more strawberries and cinnamon streusel on top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in a pan for 5 minutes.

Enjoy this finger-licking goodness!!

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