Muffins Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Posted by: pwhayes 05-30-99 6:40 PM

Raspberry Cream-Cheese Muffins or Bundt Cake

Source: Deer Mountain Bed & Breakfast Lead, South Dakota

Makes 15 muffins or 1 Bundt cake

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar, divided
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs, divided
1 tsp. almond extract or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, combine flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly; reserve 1 cup of mixture.

To remaining crumb mixture add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, 1 egg and extract.

Spoon mixture into muffin cups.

Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and remaining egg. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter in pans.

Spoon preserves over cream cheese mixture. Add almonds to reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle over muffin tops.

Bake muffins 20 minutes.

For a Bundt cake, bake 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

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