Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel Crumb Topping

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9-10 muffins 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel Topping are moist and flavorful breakfast muffins, and they burst with strawberries in every single bite.


Streusel Crumb Topping:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter-melted

Strawberry Muffins:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cup diced fresh strawberries

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese-room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ –2 ½ teaspoons milk or creme


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F, line cupcake pan with paper liners ad set aside. This recipe makes 9-10 muffins.
  2. To make the crumb topping, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and whisk with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
  3. To make the muffins in a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and granulated sugar until combined. Whisk in yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract (mixture should be pale and yellow)
  5. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together by hand.
  6. Finally, using a rubber spatula, fold in diced strawberries. Reserve 2-3 tablespoons of diced strawberries to top the muffins.
  7. To make the cream cheese filling, mix softened cream cheese, sugar, corn starch and vanilla just to combine.
  8. To assemble the muffins, add 1 Tablespoon of muffin mixture in each cup. Drop 1 not quite full Tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each muffin. Cover cream cheese filling with muffin batter, filling each cup about 2/3 to ¾ full.
  9. Generously top each muffin with streusel crumbs. Add a few strawberry pieces on top and gently press the crumbs to stick to the muffin batter.
  10. Place in preheated oven and reduce the temperature to 350 F. Bake 22-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the center has set.
  11. Cool 5-10 minutes in the pan, then transfer the muffins on a rack to cool completely.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Stir powdered sugar with milk or cream. Start with 1 teaspoon of the liquid and gradually add more until desired consistency has reached. Drizzle over muffins and serve.