Monday, May 26, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

Happy Memorial Day!!!

I hope that you are celebrating this special holiday with your family and friends.  After a busy weekend full of graduation activities, I am certainly going to take some time to relax and rest this afternoon.  

I am so excited about this week on the blog because its MUFFIN WEEK!!!  It's true - six straight days of brand new, delicious muffin recipes!

To kick off muffin week, I am posting a recipe for strawberry cheesecake streusel muffins from  I don't know what to say other than - they are amazing.   Not your average muffin.

Strawberry Cheesecake Streusel Muffins
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries cut into small pieces
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp beaten egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon Streusel
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. 
In a mixing bowl for the muffin batter, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.


In another bowl, beat the milk, oil, egg and sugar.

Stir the dry ingredients in the milk mixture gently but do not overmix.  The batter should be slightly lumpy.

For the cheesecake mixture beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.

For the topping, mix together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon.  With a fork blend in the butter until it looks like coarse sand.

Scoop a tablespoon of the muffin batter into the bottom of each cupcake liner.  Sprinkle a few pieces of strawberries and then add about 1/2 tablespoon of the cheesecake mixture.

Sprinkle some of the streusel topping on the cheesecake filling, followed by another layer of the muffin batter.

Add a few pieces of strawberries on the top and lastly sprinkle with the cinnamon streusel.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool into the pan for 5 minutes and transfer them to a wire rack.

 These would make a great Memorial Day treat. Enjoy.


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