Lemon Berry Cheesecake Muffins

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these berry delicious Lemon Berry Cheesecake Muffins. These little muffins are perfect for brunch or an afternoon snack!

Cheesecake Topping:

  • 1 – 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Muffin Batter:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup (one small container) plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries

Streusel topping:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter (chilled)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Make the cheesecake topping:
    • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon juice until creamy.
    • Transfer to new bowl and set aside.
  3. Make the muffin batter:
    • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Set aside.
    • In the bowl of the electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
    • Add eggs one at a time.
    • Add vanilla extract and lemon zest.
    • Add flour to mixture and mix until combined.
    • Add yogurt and mix until combined.
    • Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in strawberries and blueberries.
  4. Make the Streusel:
    • Add brown sugar, flour and butter to a small bowl. Use a fork to mix until mixture is crumbly
  5. Prep the muffin pan:
    • Grease or insert paper liners into the muffin pan.
    • Fill each muffin hole half full with batter (about 12 muffins).
    • Top the batter with a layer of cheesecake topping.
    • Sprinkle streusel on top of cheesecake topping.
  6. Bake muffins for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and enjoy!

 

 

 

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