Double Lemon Poppy Seed Cheesecake Muffins
I thought I'd try out this recipe today. I cut it in half since I wasn't sure if I'd like them or not. I didn't want 12 muffins laying around if they were icky.
Ingredients (for a half batch):
1/4 block of cream cheese at room temp.
1/8 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 package (7 oz) lemon poppy seed muffin mix. I used the "just add milk" kind.
Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and lemon zest until creamy and fluffy. I just used a fork instead of hauling out the electric mixer for such a small amount. In a separate bowl, mix together muffin batter as directed on package. Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with muffin batter and then spoon about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mix on top of batter. Place in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until brown on top.
These muffins are seriously delicious! The cream cheese mixture tastes heavenly, and almost like you're eating lemon cheesecake. I will definitely be making these again.