How to Make Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Cream cheese goes with almost everything, especially blueberries. This recipe will make a delicious batch of blueberry muffins topped with cream cheese satiate cravings for both, and is much lighter and fluffier than a piece of cheesecake. Read on to make them for yourself!

Recipe serves 18 muffins.

EditIngredients

For the muffins:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted unsalted butter cooled at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups blueberries

For the cream cheese topping:

  • 8 oz (1 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cold butter

EditSteps

EditMaking the Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
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  2. Combine the cooled butter, sugar, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl and stir well.
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  3. Add the egg and egg whites, and beat them in well.
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  4. Pour in the milk and stir well.
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  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
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  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the medium bowl gently. It will take around twelve folds to properly mix the batter.
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    • After the ninth fold, add the blueberries and continue to fold.
  7. Pour the batter into muffin cups, taking care to fill only 3/4 of the cup.
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EditMaking the Cream Cheese Topping

  1. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and mix until smooth (cream the mixture).
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  2. Portion 1 tbsp of cream cheese topping mixture on top of each muffin cup full of batter.
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    • Cut in/swirl the cream cheese mixture gently using a butter knife. The cream cheese should not be swirled all the way through the muffin, but just through the top of the muffin.

EditMaking the Streusel Topping

  1. Combine the brown sugar and flour in another medium-sized bowl.
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    • Cut butter into the mixture using a pastry knife.
  2. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the tops of the muffin batter and cream cheese mix.
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  3. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.
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  4. Enjoy your delicious muffins!
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EditThings You’ll Need

  • Oven
  • Muffin cups
  • Muffin tray
  • 2 medium-sized bowls
  • 2 smaller-sized bowls
  • Pastry knife
  • Butter knife
  • Whisk
  • Electric or hand blender
  • Rubber spatula

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