Selling you this muffin by telling you how good it is is entirely pointless. All I’m going to do is strongly recommend that you – if you have 20 minutes free today – just go ahead and bake these. The original recipe hails from All Recipes using strawberries and I’ve adapted it slightly.
My changes: used a little more sugar to knock out the blandness, switched to blueberries, and finally, added mashed fresh berries to the cream cheese mixture, giving it a lovely color. The tiny bites of berry are a lovely surprise. The cream cheese mixture is just perfect, I recommend making a little extra so that you can use it as frosting too.
Over to the recipe: Soft and tender to the core with the cream cheese, easily adaptable, these berrilicious muffins are a perfect treat this Monday morning.
- ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cups milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup blueberry jam
- ¼ fresh blueberries, roughly chopped or mashed with your hands
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
- Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Add the fresh blueberries, mix gently and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together egg milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
- Spoon half of batter into muffin cups. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Spoon remaining muffin batter on top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove muffins and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.
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40 Responses to Muffin Monday: Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins
Gorgeous and decadent. Love the frosting. My favourite combination
These look so yummy, wish I had one this morning!
Oh to wake up to blueberry cheesecake muffins on Monday or any other day of the week. These look so delicious. Mmmmm
You did choose a more flavorful berry than the strawberries. Strawberries sure are not what they used to be! A cheesecake fruit blend in a muffin does sound tasty and you topped these perfectly. “Soft and tender to the core” is definitely an enticing description-yum!
PERFECT muffin you have here. Couldn’t have a better flavor combo!
Oh…these look delish!!! I would love to get on the muffin wagon again with you, too many other things going on though, please keep me on the list!
That blueberry on top is jusr begging me to dive in!
These muffins look amazing!!! I love a good blueberry muffin and this my friend is a good blueberry muffin!! Yum!!
LOVE THIS. Wish I had one right now!
You had me at the word Cheesecake! YUM!! Lovely looking muffin and I bet is tasted even better. Have a great week! ~ Ramona
I adored the soft, melted cream cheese core. Addictive recipe! Blueberries are a great addition.
LOVE this. And mashed blueberries sound amazing in the frosting too :)
Mmmmm…DELICIOUS in all aspects!
creamcheese muffins sound decadent! adding a touch of blueberry is perfect. :) sending some #muffinmondaylove to you!
I’m glad I didn’t miss Muffin Monday today. What a treat, these muffins! The recipe is going on my list of favorites for Muffin Modays!
Oh, these are spectacular! I love, Love, LOVE the combination of blueberries and lemon – and in muffin form? *sigh* heaven!
P.S. Can you put MORE stars down for your recipe rating? Five isn’t enough for this one!
How pretty! Almost too pretty to eat!
Only 15 minutes? I so love the change to blueberries in these muffins. The blueberry-cream cheese center is intriguing and must add a delicious surprise – better than just eating a plain muffin with cold cream cheese smeared on top. Delicious!
I wish I could get some fresh berries so I could mash them into the batter like yours. Your cheese frosting with the blueberry on top is a brilliant idea too…there can never be enough cheese!
I’m stealing that cupcake ;)
Muffin Monday is quickly becoming my favorite new google reads, then you throw me blueberry cheesecake..Heaven!!
What is it about your site that has me craving for warm muffins and coffee every day!!? Oh yes, the fact that everything looks so wonderfully delicious :)
The muffins sound delicious–one question however. Do you use 1/4 cup blueberries or 1/4 container?
Hi Anu, lovely looking muffin, I bought all the ingredients, and I had planned to bake it with blueberries!, what a coincidence.., I am going to make it soon.., missed this week will catch up next week.., your click looks gorgeous as always
I like that muffin liner, AN..looks like you muffins are wearing a pretty frilled frocks!
Wow those look decadent and so delicious! I would love to try them with raspberries :)
I’d be content just with the topping!
You must really love muffins to do a muffin post once a week! I love muffins too though so I’m really glad you created this feature. As usual, these look delicious. I wanna sink my teeth into one right now!
Wow, these sound marvelous…hard to decide whether to make these for a snack, breakfast or dessert! Perfect for all 3!
Such a gorgeous muffin, and great idea to keep some extra cheesecake for the top of your muffin:-) Love love that plate, those flowers are just so pretty!!! Hugs, Terra
I love anything cheesecake and your muffins are so tempting. And you frosted them too!
Oh these do look good! Love the way the cream cheese and jam goes into the middle!
Oh goodness, these look wonderful, and sound just as good! Love that you used blueberries, a favorite :)
Oh, marvelous! Those must be divine.
cheesecake muffins may be one of my fave muffin recipes now! :)
Beautiful!I love the idea of blueberries, my favorite!I would be happy just with the frosting,so delicious :)
Delicious! Love the frosting.
I’m guessing the 1 egg can easily be replaced with applesauce/flaxseed here, yeah?
Btw, when printing it reads “Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins” … you may wanna edit it…
Yep. You could absolutely substitute the egg.
Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve fixed it. :)
Perfectly lovely and I am all in for cheese and the blueberry sitting on top of the cake.