Berry and Cream Muffins

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Guys. These are seriously fantastic. Like they could have come from a bakery for reals.


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Serves:

24 Mini Muffins

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR MUFFINS

1 c
fresh raspberries, mashed*
2 tsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 c
sour cream
1/4 c
(2 ounces) butter, melted and cooled
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
flour
1/4 c
sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt

FOR FROSTING:

4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
(2 ounces) butter, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
fresh raspberries, mashed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners.

For muffins: In small bowl, stir raspberries with lemon juice; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together sour cream, butter, egg and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir until moistened. Fold in raspberries.
2
Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer pan to wire rack and let stand 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan to rack and cool completely.
3
For frosting: In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Fold in berries. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to set frosting; store muffins in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4
TIPS:
Do your blueberries sink to the bottom of your muffins sometimes? That happens to me too. Or it used to, until I stared mixing them with a tablespoon of the dry flour mixture before stirring them into the batter; the coated berries stay suspended in the batter better than they do without the floury coating. Frozen berries seem to sink more, but as long as they’re coated they do stand a chance.

Not enough sour cream? You can do half sour cream and half plain yogurt. I use low fat sour cream, FYI, so these don’t have to be sinful muffins.

Don’t use canola oil. I’m just saying. I did, which is really nice because canola oil is healthy, but the muffins smell… healthy. Veggie oil is yummier, I have to admit.

Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy