Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cinnamon Cheesecake Muffins


I semi-homemade the most heavenly dessert Ever, EVER!!

My inspiration came from my favorite local bakery, Rao's. I Love, LoVe, LOVE their strawberry cheesecake muffins. They have these scrumptious little cream cheese "bits" inside of them that make you want to jump up and slap your mama!! (That is for you, Christine!!)

As I was formulating my dinner plan, I began to crave one of those little darlins. However, I also began to crave one of my other faves, Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake. I thought to myself, I wish Rao's had a cinnamon cream cheese muffin. WAIT A MINUTE!! I could MAKE a dozen cinnamon cream cheese muffins for the price of ONE!!

So I gathered my supplies:
Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix
1 Egg
2/3 cup of water
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Cheesecake flavor NOT their new cheesecake filling tub!)
Leftover Christmas Muffin Tin Liners
12 count Muffin tin

I followed the directions for mixing "muffins" on the back of the Krusteaz box.

When it came time for layering, I just added three little "bits" of the cheesecake flavored cream cheese. Here is layer 1:

The layer 2 picture is no where to be found! Trust me looked good! Each muffin cup had two layers for a total of SIX cream cheese "bits."
13 minutes later:

1 dozen muffins= $3.00

The Strong Man, Barnum and Bailey ALL gobbled them down!! It was a Red Letter Day for me!! There is NEVER unanimous agreement in this Circus!!

Please try this recipe out for yourselves and let me know what you think!!

I am linking this up to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday!! Please go and check her out!


  1. Aren't you clever! Those look so yummy!

  2. What a genius. I just bet your fellas scarfed them up. I might have to try these for myself and experience their wonder. Cheesecake is my fav too. Yummmmmmmmy.

  3. What a fantastic idea - those muffins look so yummy!

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