Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

I try my best to give a wide variety of goodies on my weekly coffee cart. And I try my best to have a something for everyone too. And I do take requests. Most people do not actually request anything and are happy with being surprised at what I bring. However, that being said, I did have a request for some lemon cream cheese muffins that I provided on Mother’s Day. You know, it was a request that “was just asking for a friend”. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had been sent a picture of what was wanted, but no recipe. No recipe, no problem. I did a little online research and found the exact recipe that had been requested.

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

Preheat the oven to 425* F or 220*C.

Line muffin or mini muffin pans with cupcake liners.

Streusel Topping

1 cup flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp salt

6 TBSP melted butter

Combine all the ingredients together and mix together with your hands or a pastry cutter until it resembles sand. Set aside.

Cream Cheese Filling

1 cup softened or whipped cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon extract

When making something like this, I prefer using the whipped cream cheese. I find it is easier to work with and everything mixes together better. But that is just me. Either one works just fine. Add all the ingredients together and combine well. Set aside.

The Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 TBSP lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon extract

2/3 cup yogurt

2 TBSP lemon juice

Combine all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between. Add the vanilla and lemon extract and mix again. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix, then half the yogurt, and mix, then repeat until it is all added to the batter.

Fill the baking cups to about 1/2 full. Add a dollop of the cream cheese filling to the center, then add a little more batter to fill the baking cups to about 2/3 full. Top with the streusel topping.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden and the centers are set. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pan. Share with friends and enjoy.

Needless to say, these were a huge hit. And the friend asking for a friend, was very happy indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day and make everyday great. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

21 thoughts on “Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins”

    1. Thank you. Owning a store is tempting indeed, but not right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ believe it or not, I really don’t eat a lot of the pastries and goodies I make any more. I am really trying to loose weight, so I have cut way down on my sugar intake. I am satisfied vicariously through seeing others enjoy what I make. ๐Ÿ™‚

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