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!
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.