Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Monday, February 13, 2012
What nicer way to wake up to than a fresh Strawberry cream cheese muffin for Valentine's Day? It's a sweet gesture for sure. If you're not the baker give the recipe to your significant other to make!








Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins




Every year I try to make something special if my husband isn't working that day. I love making muffins that look festive. These were just a spur of the moment since I had the strawberries and jam. They just seemed to be the perfect combination of flavor for Valentine's Day.

We enjoyed them with some hot coffee and sat feeling grateful to be with each other for 12 years already. Every year gets better.
The years go by so fast and I never take any days for granted. The little things matter and for me I can show someone in the family how much I care just through the foods I make.

This is just an easy way to say Happy Valentine's Day to someone you care about whether it's a significant other or just because you love them.




Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins




Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins




Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins








Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Valentine's Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

instructions:

 Muffin Mix
2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten

1 cup fresh strawberries washed and cleaned, chopped into small slices or chunks
 optional:  strawberry preserves

Cream Cheese Mixture
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat over to 350F. Line muffin pans.

You will need three bowls:

Using a small bowl,  make the above cream cheese mixture blending with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a seperate bowl. Set aside.

Whisk together milk, melted butter,extract and egg in another bowl.

Fold  the milk mixture into the flour mixture gently until all ingredients are moistened.  Spoon the batter into the prepared paper lined muffin tins around 1/2 full. Top with chopped strawberries over each one.

Top it with a teaspoonful of  cheese mixture, a teaspoons more of muffin batter to cover it, and finally a more strawberries. Layering every cupcake muffin the same way.

Bake for 25 minutes, until they’re light golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Serve with  heated strawberry preserves.
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23 comments

Federica said...

Wonderful! I love strawberries. Bye, have a good week

MaryMoh said...

That's beautiful! Looks perfect for Valentine's Day :D

Ayşe said...

these muffins look very delicious. what a lovely blog you have. happy to follow :)
take care...
Ayse

Greg said...

These look fantastic. I love how the strawberry is running down the cupcake wrappers onto the plate.

Tina said...

Your picture does reveal that these are packed with some really juicy strawberries-yum. As far as I am concerned the more big chunks you can squeeze in there the better-you definitely did wonderful in that respect. Lovely picture! Happy Monday Claudia!

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

Very strawberry =) yummy and delicious!

Claudia said...

For whatever reason, some very good strawberries appeared in our grocers last week. I can't think of a better way to use them.

Alida said...

Great cakes and strawberry goes so well on valentines. Simply mouthwatering. Ciao!

Ruth said...

They really look gorgeous!

Pam said...

They look like great muffins, Claudia and I love those little liners!

Vicki Bensinger said...

I love strawberries, cream cheese and muffins so I know these have to be sensational. Plus they look beautiful. Thanks for sharing this recipe that I'll be sure to try.

Belinda @zomppa said...

A happy sweet surprise!

Reeni said...

So delectable! Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Kiri W. said...

Mmmmmm delicious! :)

Magic of Spice said...

They are so very pretty and I bet just as delicious! Too bad I am allergic to strawberries, they always look so lovely...

Torviewtoronto said...

colourful muffins looks wonderful

Ann said...

Oooh, these look delicious, pretty and BRIGHT! Happy Valentines Day!

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

These muffins sound amazing! Strawberries & cream cheese is something I could definitely see myself devouring. And what cute liners! Hope you had a great V-Day!

Carmen Anderson said...

Wow these look really beautiful and delicious!Strawberry is my favorite fruit! Will def try this recipe. You have very cute blog! Thanks for sharing !

firefoodie said...

They are just SOOOO cute! :)

Kiri W. said...

Mmmm, cream cheese muffins sound divine, especially with strawberries! :) Well done!

Denise said...

These look amazing. You should share the recipe at BeBetsy.com
Thanks!

Liz Berg said...

What a delicious surprise in the middle! I need to make these for my knitting group!

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