Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
1 dozen

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (or a smidgen of lemon extract)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup strawberry jam

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon peel and almond extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon half of the batter into greased muffin cups. Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Top with remaining batter. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve with additional strawberry jam and enjoy!

Linked to Gooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup.


A Hint of Home said...

They look wonderful! Nice to sit, watch the rain, feast on those and drink something.

Bell said...

Oh man! I can't wait to try these. They look great. I loved your blueberry crumb cake I made recently. I am coming to realize I can trust your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelli said...

Oh my...I am definitely making these! They look so pretty! I love rainy adys.

Scott and Kerri said...

What a great way to spend a rainy day! These also look like a great way to use some of my strawberry freezer jam :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Mrs. Paul said...

Good morning Mrs. H,
I so enjoy visiting your blog and reading your posts. Wanted you to know my precious Paul and I enjoyed your Strawberry Cheesecake muffins so much this morning. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the great recipes.
Your sister in Christ,
Maricopa, AZ

Mrs. H. said...

Hi everyone,
Thank you for all the sweet comments about the muffins. I love to hear that others are enjoying the recipe! :-)

A hint of home and Mrs. Paul - welcome to Heritage Schoolhouse! Thank you so much for visiting!

Bell, Kelli and Kerri - please let me know if you try the muffins. It makes my day! :-)

HarrisMomma said...

I made these muffins for Jamie and Hunter this morning. They ate them up! Soooo tasty!! Hope you guys are having fun on your trip! Wish we could have made it with you. Hope to see you guys soon!

sweetjeanette said...

Hey there! Dropping by from the Gooseberry Roundup. You had me at strawberries...and cheesecake! LOL
Thanks for sharing. I have family who are berry farmers, of course, in Florida the season is over for this year. sigh...

Theresa said...

my daughter just came and sat down and when she saw this, she was like, "Mom, you HAVE to make these!!!" lol...printing now...