Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

Every day I drop off Marcus at preschool I drive by this little mom and pop strawberry stand. And every day I comment that I should stop by and grab a box of those delicious red delights. And, every day I fail to have cash on me, because - mom and pop stand. BUT! There was finally a magical moment where I actually had a few dollar bills stuffed in my wallet. I swung into that parking lot and loaded up on some of the fattest, sweetest strawberries I've had in a while.
Though the strawberries were good. So good. We had so many that I was worried we wouldn't eat them all before they started to go bad. Naturally, I did what any logical thinking person would do. I added those strawberries to muffins, added a cheese cake mixture, and watched the muffins and strawberries disappear.
These are unbelievable. They were the very opposite of dry, packed with strawberry flavor and rich cheesecake filling. Did I immediately inhale two promptly after cooling? It's very possible (the answer is yes, yes I did).

I do have to fully disclose that these took a little longer to prep than I would normally like. But was it worth it? Hands down, yes. Did I mention there was cheesecake filling?

I've boldly exclaimed that these are my favorite muffins, ever.
Take the time to make these. They will not disappoint.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Packed with strawberry flavor and a rich cheesecake filling.
  • 1/2 cup Softened to room temperature Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Room Temperature Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Plain or Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cups Fresh Strawberries
  • 6 oz Softened to room temperature Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Cold Butter
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray two 12-count muffin pans with non-stick spray, or line with cupcake liners. STREUSEL :: In a small bowl, whisk brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter in very small pieces. Mi with pastry knife or fork until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Set aside.MUFFINS :: In a medium bowl, beat butter on high until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat on high until creamed, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, then turn up to high speed until mixture is combined.In a large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and slowly mix with a whisk until combined and little lumps remain. Fold strawberries in.CHEESECAKE FILLING :: In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with a handheld mixer on medium-high speed until creamy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and sugar. Beat until combined.Spoon 1 Tablespoon of strawberry muffin mix into muffin cups. Spread to cover the bottom of each cup. Layer with a spoonful (not quite a full Tablespoon) of cheesecake filling. Then top with muffin batter until muffin cups are filled to the very top. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel and gently press the streusel down into the muffin so it sticks.Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425°. Keep muffins in the oven, lower the temperature to 350° and bake for an additional 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin tins, then transfer to wire rack to cool until ready to eat.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Approximately 14


  1. Yummy! Definitely going to add these to our muffin rotation!

  2. I saw the photo and hoped and prayed you would share the recipe :)!

  3. These would be bad news for me!! I wouldn't be able to not eat the whole batch!! I think I will try these when I need to make a dessert to take somewhere. Then I can have a couple and ship the rest off!

  4. Oh my word! Those strawberries (and of course the muffins) look delicious! I love seeing little fruit and veggie stands around the town where I live. And you are the 2nd person to post about Cheesecake today and now I am craving it something fierce.

  5. They sound (and look) delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. Well those look delicious! And you had me at strawberry stand....

  7. I mean... CHEESECAKE filling! These are still a breakfast food, right? I mean, I like cheesecake all day long so I'd totally eat them for breakfast because strawberries are a breakfast food. Holy cow. Enough of my rambling. I'm off to print this bad boy and make some ASAP!

  8. YUM! These would totally be worth the extra work! You had me at cheesecake!

  9. Next muffins I make will be these! How sweet there's a mom and pop stand near you.

  10. These look delicious!! I can't want to add them to our list of "to bake". I love trying to bake on the weekends and this are a must make!

  11. Yum, yum, yum!! I saved this recipe so will have to try them out! I love cheesecake and I have a feeling a certain 3 year old would love these too!

  12. I am definitely going to have my sister make these for all of us...I LOVE strawberry anything!

  13. These look delicious! The pictures of your muffins are so pretty too!