Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cream-Filled Muffins

I think I've mentioned before that I have a bad habit of getting a recipe or idea in my mind that won't go away until I try it.  This is another one of those concoctions.  I don't think I have ever made filled muffins or cupcakes.  I enjoy eating them but as far as baking them goes - something has always stopped me.  Anyways, I picked up a pouch of berry muffin mix a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to fill it with cream - and maybe jelly too.  So over the weekend I picked up a container of strawberry cream cheese and decided to give the cream filling a try.  And they turned out very well.  A sweet little treat with a surprise inside!  I chose to bake them in a mini muffin pan because I think little treats are super cute.  I didn't try filling them with jelly yet.  Maybe next time.

The creamy filling sunk a bit to the bottom of the muffin.  I think I need to practice a few more times to get the technique just right :)

The first thing my little kitchen helper said when he woke up was "Mom I smell muffins!"
He wanted to be the first to taste them.  He wasn't sure about the creamy middle...

but I think he really liked them!

Cream-Filled Muffins
1 pkg. berry muffin mix
8 oz strawberry cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
2 T. melted butter
1/3 c. cinnamon/sugar mixture
Prepare muffin batter as directed on the package.  In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Fill muffin tin 1/3 with batter.  Spoon about a tablespoon of cream cheese over batter.  Pour remaining batter into pan - covering cream cheese.  Bake as directed on mix package.
Melt butter in a small bowl.  After muffins are finished baking dip the tops in the melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar. 

1 comment:

  1. He's a cutie! Cream filled muffins sound terrific. Okay, honestly? Cream filled anything sounds good. :)