Muffin Monday: Berry Cheesecake Muffins

As soon as I saw that this week’s recipe was for Berry Cheesecake Muffins, I decided to go all out and inject as many calories as possible in my variation. The way I see it – go big or go home!


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Now I was recently reading on Bakers Royale, an interesting debate about whether or not cheesecake is an acquired (i.e. grownup) addiction. What do you think? As a kid I used to LOVE cheesecake, my favourite flavour being plain New York style with cherry pie filling spooned overtop. Yum! So in honour of what I’m going to now consider being the advanced palate of my younger self, I designed these muffins in a similar fashion.

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The recipe is straightforward, and involves a standard muffin mix (fat is in liquid form) that incorporates wet and dry ingredients separately with minimal stirring. Layered in between the muffin batter is a mixture of cream cheese and icing sugar – a little nugget of goodness! Once the muffins were cooled, I cutout a small hole in the top and added a spoonful of cherry filling before topping each with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. To finish the whole thing off I sprinkled crushed graham cracker crumbs overtop.

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Voilà – a decadent start to the morning!

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Each bite feels like a little bit of heaven in your mouth. The overall flavour of cheesecake really comes through in both taste and texture, and I drool just thinking about the loveliness of the cream cheese centre (especially warm out of the oven). The palate of my younger self was most definitely satisfied.

Happy Muffin Monday!

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For a copy of the original recipe for Berry Cheesecake Muffins, please visit Baker Street’s site and be sure to check out what the other food bloggers have baked up this week!

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