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Berry Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

Berry Cheesecake Muffins Recipe

I adapted this recipe over the years for my family, and they think it’s wonderful. Not only are the muffins delicious, but they’re bursting with fantastic color, too. — Jeanne Bilhimer, Midland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups one-fourth full.
  • 2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. Fold in berries. Drop a rounded tablespoonful into the center of each muffin.
  • 3. For topping, in a small bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 4. Bake 27-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

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seebs1977 User ID: 2032402 85944
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"This was a very good recipe! I had to punt a bit with not having cream cheese, of all things! But I doubled the recipe (of batter and streusel)...then for the filling, I used: 2 (6 oz.) containers of plain yogurt (not Greek), 2/3 cup sugar and only 1 egg before folding in all the fresh fruit. I then made this into a 9x13 inch pan (needed a bake time of approx. 45 min+) AND 10 muffins. So, went a long way and was very tasty. I am a mother of 5 and they gobbled it up! Was a great berry mix and love the topping, too!"

mandapandabear113 User ID: 7539842 156566
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Sounds awesome, I am making this for a Christmas party, but in the beginning it says cream butter and sugar. Is that a mix setting? Because I don't see cream on the ingredients list"

stubus User ID: 3741474 138155
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"This is the BEST muffin recipe I have ever made. They were not only extremely delicious but also moist. The only changes I made to the recipe was to use 1% buttermilk, I doubled the butter on the topping and then doubled the topping, I used 8 oz of cream cheese and I added fresh strawberries with the other fruit so I actually a heaping full 1/2 cup of each fruit. I also made this in the large cupcake/muffin tins. I took these to a bridal shower and some people thought they were professionally made. I will be making these often."

sugarmag User ID: 7067897 85932
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"I meant "these were very good....""

sugarmag User ID: 7067897 157201
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"You can NOT overbake any muffin recipe without getting a dry one. Adjust your time and maybe even oven temp accordingly. This were very good, moist, and stayed most until the next day when the rest were eaten. I always check all recipes several minutes B4 they are supposed to be done. Do it right and you get great results."

spunkypoo User ID: 1058751 156565
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"I don't understand people who give a poor review for a recipe, WHEN they didn't follow the recipe, they changed it! Especially when the recipe calls for something, like raspberry and blueberries and the reviewer commented that it tasted like a blueberry muffin...dah, if you are going to use only blueberries, it's going to taste like a blueberry muffin!!"

runningal262 User ID: 6132257 62215
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"I made these muffins for our Bible study group one Sunday morning a few months ago. I thought because they were made with cream cheese, that they needed to be refrigerated. I thought it was the refrigeration that dried them out, but after reading others reviews, I see that they were dry regardless. I need a "maybe" button on making them again. I'd like to try making them with buttermilk as someone else suggested to see if that really does make the difference. I'm also baking at high altitude in the Denver metro area, and still learning the tricks of the trade for high alt. cooking/baking. Regardless, I would like to give these muffins another shot. I actually liked the taste of the ingredients, dry muffin or not."

Sherri Duran User ID: 1383171 152406
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Fabulous recipe. The taste of fresh berries in this recipe is very good. So it is important to use sweet ripe berries. I have taken this to work several times. My co workers loved the muffins. It is a bit more work because of making 3 parts to a recipe instead of just one. They freeze and heat up in the microwave well. I also make them as a mini muffins. Yum!"

gagirliegirl User ID: 3669186 157198
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"The muffin was a little dry... I used all blueberries since that's what I had on hand.. basically they tasted like blueberry muffins... they didn't have any noticable trace of cheesecake... I have better blueberry muffin recipes...

As for the topping... it didn't stay crumb like.. it sort of melted into the top...
The yield is listed as both 21 muffins and 18... i used a regular sized muffin tin and got 12... I had a tiny bit of batter left as some cheese batter left... not enough to make more muffins though..
All in all... I wasn't impressed"

kisersc User ID: 6041831 157197
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"I used all blueberries and made it as a coffee cake in a 8x10 baking dish. Took two of them to work; well recieved."

lynnbazzi User ID: 2964271 79765
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"I was reluctant to make this recipe because of some of the reviews saying the muffins were dry. I followed the recipe exactly as it states and they turned out unbelievably good! My family enjoyed them so much. Thank you for submitting this recipe."

bickey User ID: 243834 154179
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"For those who think the muffins are dry...instead of 2% milk I use buttermilk. Makes a difference."

Marie Mikula User ID: 1285664 62214
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I thought these muffins were very dry. The berries and cheesecake part was very good. I didn't like the cinnamon in the batter. Also,

the topping didn't bake the way I thought it would. I don't think I'd make again. Maybe next time I'll just use a yellow cake mix and the cheesecake stuffing."

ReneeofPA User ID: 5199593 154145
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"My husband and parents loved these muffins. I followed the recipe exactly. They will be made again by popular demand!"

tawbaby User ID: 1132031 85931
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2009

"These were fabulous. I put some miniature chocolate chips w/ half the dough just for variety. Yummy!"

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