Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pretty red muffins

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c. raspberry preserves or strawberry (I used strawberry freezer jam)
  • red food coloring (just to make it pretty)
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  3. To remaining crumb mixture add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Beat until combined, batter will be thick.
  4. Gently cream in cream cheese and preserves and food coloring. Don't over-mix.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon 2/3 of the way up your cupcake liners. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Makes about 20.
We had free samples at Macey's yesterday of a red muffin that was "raspberry cream cheese". I looked for recipes online because there was no way I was spending $3.50 for 4 muffins. Plus I knew mine would be somewhat healthier. So I kind of combined a few recipes and this is what I got. We love them! A definite treat muffin, like most of the muffins I like. Not overly sweet, surprisingly. Just right. My camera isn't available but I'll post a picture next time.

1 comment:

Cristina said...

Sounds yummy with the white choco chips, I think we'll try it.