If you love cream cheese the way I do, these are the muffins for you. If I wasn’t baking muffins every Monday, I would’ve baked a triple batch and frozen them until I ran out. Then I’d bake them again.
These muffins are delicious. Rich cream cheese enveloped in a moist cake-like batter with a hint of cinnamon. Need I say more?
Muffin Monday: Cheesecake Muffins
- 21/2 cups Flour
- 11/2 tbsp Baking Powder
- ⅔ cups Caster Sugar
- Finely grated rind of 2 medium oranges
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 250ml Milk
- 85g Butter, melted
- For the Filling
- 175g half-fat soft cheese
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 6 small strawberries
- Preheat the oven to 200oc/Gas 6/fan oven 180oc.
- Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar, ornage rind and salt.
- Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug or bowl, then stir in the butter and gently mix into the dry ingredients to make a loose, slightly lumpy mixture. Do not overmix or the muffins will be tough.
- Mix together the soft cheese and sugar for the filling. Half-fill the paper cases with the muffin mixture, then push half a strawberry into each. Top with a teaspoon of sweet cheese, then spoon over the remaining muffin mixture to cover and fill the muffin cases.
- Bake for 15 minutes until well risen and golden on top. Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
I added ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients and then topped it with blueberry preserves.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
There are 10 fabulous versions of Cheesecake Muffins. Click below on the pictures to view.
29 Responses to Muffin Monday: Cheesecake Muffins
oooo these look decadent! this just made my day :). mondays are always special with muffins. :)
Mondays are so sweet, An! So happy to bake with you again! ;-)
Oh..its Monday again…and yet another yummy treat from all Muffin fans! Need to hop over to see what others baked.
Delicious, I’m sure! A great way to start the week.
Anuu! I really liked those muffin, they’re really tasty! With some muffins like that monday are just great ;)
I like the sound of adding cinnamon to the batter. The 1st picture you have with the blueberry preserves on top looks so delicious! Happy Muffin Monday!
Well, hello, cheesecake muffins! And 1/2 fat cheese? Great!!
Oh Anu, you’re spoiling us rotten! These were awesome:) Just when I thought we can’t top last week’s muffins…!
What a great way to kick start the week! I’ve made cheesecake brownies a million times, but never muffins…what a great idea. Love the round up of other blog recipes too :-)
An! These were my absolute favourites. You couldn’t have chosen a better muffin for this week! Honestly, what is not to LOVE about these? I love the way you used blueberry preserves, too. Just gorgeous. Happy Muffin Monday and thanks for another great week!
Yum all the way. The round up looks super fantastic. I have some cream cheese but no muffin moulds. Will cup-ffins been any good? ( cup cake moulds+ muffin batter??)
Oh yes! Bake with us next week.
Thanks for another great muffin recipe, An! So glad to make another round. I love cinnamon, something to keep in mind when I bake these muffins again.
Your Muffins never fail to drive me back to the kitchen ! They’re unbelievably so amazing! Thanks for all your help with Muffin Mondays….we couldn’t do it without you, An !
That’s so sweet of you E! Thanks for being a part of Muffin Monday.
The second photo of these muffins is so great. They look like puffy little clouds! The first photo just makes me want to eat! Great looking muffins. Is that blueberry jam drizzled along them?
Thanks Paula! They taste like little puffy clouds too. So soft and the creamy centre is just perfect. Yep. Added blueberry preserves on top.
these were my fave muffins so far!
What a nice way to start the week, these sound pretty incredible.
ALL of these muffins look fantastic. How can I make them all?? I want to!
Cheesecake muffins… :o)) Why do you tempt us so?!
I cannot believe I missed out on these :( Sounds like a killer recipe! Missed the MM gang this week but look forward to more muffins now I’m back in town!
they look so moist and decadent. i want them for breakfast!
Excellent! Loved them – I tried your recipe but used peach compot and hubby devoured them! Thank you!
Love baking with cream cheese. So going to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.
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Lovely… These look sinfully delicious!!!!
Mondays seems so much better with these babies…
Nice muffin collections.
Cream cheesecake muffins sound truly wonderful.
My husband loves cream cheese and cheesecake, he would love these too!