Cranberry & cream cheese muffins

Cranberry & cream cheese muffins

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Makes 12
These sweet muffins have a beautifully creamy middle and go brilliantly with a cup of tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal230
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.33g
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Ingredients

  • 100g soft cheese
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 175g cranberries
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75ml flavourless oil, such as sunflower
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Beat the soft cheese with 25g of the sugar and chill until needed. Heat the cranberries together with another 25g of sugar until they start to pop. Mash lightly and cool.

  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the remaining sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and cranberry mixture, and stir together. Don’t worry if the mix looks a bit lumpy. Divide it between the cases, they should look about two-thirds full. Make a small dip in the centre of each and put a blob of soft cheese in. Bake for 25 mins or until risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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sazzlemac
8th Nov, 2012
I attempted to make these but the batter exploded over the sides of my muffin trays... I dont know why but I am guessing they werent big enough cases or I put too much in :( They also took a lot longer than 25 mins to cook! I am going to try these againthough because they look SO good.
salisali
4th May, 2012
4.05
These taste quite like baked cheesecake in a cake, really nice , very light,. I used raspberries, as not cranberry season and did it as cup cake size because my muffin tin is a bit worse for wear, so cheese certainly looked more baked than the picturm, but was lovely. Wondering if I could swirl it through next time? Very easy to make.
orange_blossom
3rd Apr, 2012
4.05
These were very nice! Although I think I will save this recipe for school bake sales as it was a bit much for xmas morning breakfast lol
penguincooks
24th Jan, 2012
4.05
Made these yesterday to the recipe to use my new muffin tin, but didn't have any cases so cut squares of baking parchment which worked well but tricky to get mixture in without getting it on the side! Any tips for next time? Delicious scrummy muffins though :-)
merulapie
22nd Dec, 2011
5.05
Very easy to make and turned out perfect! Took them along to my friend's house for a birthday party and all the guests loved them.
andrebo55
17th Dec, 2011
5.05
Made them today for Christmas buffet...Worked out perfectly...ate two.....perfect with port and christmas movie!!!!
jkhoare
11th Dec, 2011
Does anyone know how long these last without freezing? Want to make for christmas weekend but no room left in the freezer! :)
akseli
7th Dec, 2011
I'm so confused...I followed the ingredients and instructions exactly, and ended up with a very stiff, solid dough of the consistency you'd expect from cut-out biscuits! I also realised only halfway through (always the way, right?) that I had hardly any cranberries left, so I only put in 85 grams...but that had the dough well full of them. Did mine just go Twilight Zone, or is that how it's supposed to be?
laurafeeneytjs
4th Dec, 2011
Beautiful! Have made these for the last two years to take into work for my birthday, everyone at school always really enjoys them!
aticavo
16th Oct, 2011
5.05
very easy to make and fab!

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