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Giant Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins: A Deliciously Decadent Breakfast

Giant Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins: A Deliciously Decadent Breakfast

These Jumbo Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect combination of moist, fruity and creamy. Each muffin contains pieces of sweet strawberries and swirls of delicious cream cheese, creating a delicious breakfast or snack that is both satisfying and indulgent. Baked to perfection, these giant muffins are sure to impress with their bakery-quality taste and texture.

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Why you'll love it: These muffins offer a delicious balance of flavors and textures, with the sweet and tart strawberries complementing the rich, creamy swirls of cream cheese. The combination of soft, tender crumb and creamy pockets makes every bite a delicious experience. They're easy to prepare and perfect for sharing, making them a great choice for brunches or as a special treat for loved ones.

Perfect occasion: These muffins are ideal for breakfast or brunch, especially when you want to impress your guests with a homemade treat. They also make a wonderful snack or dessert and are perfect for holiday mornings or weekend baking projects. Their giant size makes them particularly satisfying and perfect for sharing.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle the tops of the muffins with powdered sugar before serving. You can also add a drizzle of simple powdered sugar icing and a little milk for a bakery-style finish. Sliced ​​fresh strawberries or a sprinkle of coarse sugar before baking can add a delicious crunch and visual appeal.

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese mixture:
    • 6 ounces (170.1 g) cream cheese, room temperature
    • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • Muffin batter:
    • 2¼ cups (281.25 g) all-purpose flour, weighed in grams or by spoon and leveled
    • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
    • 1 cup chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • ½ cup (118.29 ml) vegetable oil or other neutral oil
    • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ½ cup + 1 teaspoon milk, divided (whole milk preferred)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the oven and pan:
    • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a jumbo muffin pan with liners or coat with baking spray.
  2. Prepare the cream cheese mixture:
    • In a small/medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar until smooth and well mixed.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine flour, ¾ cup (150 grams) sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the chopped strawberries and lightly coat them with the dry mixture.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, mix eggs, oil, vanilla extract, and ½ cup milk until blended.
  5. Mix the dough:
    • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just a few streaks of flour remain.
    • Gently fold in ⅔ of the cream cheese mixture until almost completely combined.
  6. Prepare the muffins:
    • Mix 1 teaspoon of milk into the remaining ⅓ of the cream cheese mixture.
    • Fill the muffin cups about ⅔ full with the batter. Pour the remaining cream cheese mixture over the dough and stir it with a toothpick.
  7. Bake the muffins:
    • Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 5 minutes. Without opening the oven door, reduce the heat to 375°F (190°C) and bake for another 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and serve:
    • Let the muffins cool in the pan until just warm to the touch, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these delicious giant cream cheese and strawberry muffins, a perfect treat any time of the day!

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