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Cream Cheese Raspberry Muffins

Everyone loves these moist, cakelike muffins flavored with raspberries and walnuts. The sweet drizzle of icing makes them pretty enough to serve guests. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 muffins


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg white, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon 2% milk


  • In a small bowl, cream the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and egg white. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in raspberries and walnuts.
  • Fill 8 paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over muffins.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 200 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • LilGrape
    Jun 28, 2013

    The kids and I made these for breakfast and they were gone in the blink of an eye!

  • The_Book_Queen
    Oct 14, 2011

    Delicious muffins! I doubled the recipe (used a bit more cream chese, 8 ounces since that was the size of container I bought), used half a cup of wheat flour and a cup of white AP, frozen raspberries (chopped up a bit first), and left out the nuts. Then I made a crumble topping with some graham cracker crumbs, a bit of flour, and some brown sugar and put it on top in place of the icing in this recipe. This is going to be one of my new favorite muffin recipes.Next time, I'm making a triple batch and freezing most of them to pull out later--just as tasty, but then I don't have to bake them as often!

  • katherina
    Jul 28, 2010

    These muffins were absolutely delicious. been looking for a good breakfast muffin. seems like I found the perfect one.

  • LucyBee
    Jun 12, 2010

    This recipe is great!! Everyone loved them. I omitted the walnuts and used fresh blueberries instead of the raspberries. They are soooo delicious!!

  • lregan
    Jun 10, 2010

    These were very moist and delicious. I did not have any buttermilk on hand and used half and half instead. I am also not a fan of nuts so left them out. I brought these to work and they were gone in a flash. Recipe would work well with any other berries if you cannot find raspberries.

  • Debbie Disalvo
    Jun 10, 2010

    Something went wrong, they came out horrible that I had to toss them in the garbage. Tasted sour, never looked like a muffin. What could hve happened? This is the 2nd receipe that I have tried with buttermilk & it just doesn't come out right.DebDi

  • tkarinas
    Jun 9, 2010

    This recipe is delicious and one my children simply love. It's a keeper and we'll be making it many more times, as we love simple muffins. It's definitely going in my recipe box.

  • janl222
    Jun 9, 2010

    very tasty- i just didnt put the poweder sugar topping on because i made it more for a breakfast muffin-less calories also-i was busy eating the batter it was so good. i didnt toast the walnuts and also chopped the berries. it didnt mention this

  • soltera
    Jun 9, 2010

    try using strawberries---really good that way too--come on--bisquick? pleeease

  • ckelley116
    Jun 9, 2010

    Too much trouble?? Are you kidding me? These were sooo easy AND they were delicious! Took them to a meeting of my writer's critique group and they disappeared (and there's only 3 of us)...I had to promise to bring extra next time because the hostess's daughter was sad she didn't get to have one :)