If a cupcake and a muffin got together and did the dirty…they would birth this recipe. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It’s light, but also filling. It’s really fantastic, moist, and addictive. You can pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan to make a blueberry streusel cake if you don’t have a muffin tin readily available! If you aren’t a fan of blueberries, then toss in any fruits you like (apples, peaches, and raspberries all work great). It is a versatile recipe that you will use time and time again.

Batter:

1 stick of butter (room temperature)

2/3 cup cream cheese

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zest from 1 lemon

1 ¼ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup blueberries

½ cup skim milk

Streusel:

¼ cup sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 stick of butter (melted)

1 cup flour

Icing:

1 tablespoon milk

5 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a medium mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the streusel topping. Mix until it clumps up. Put this bowl to the side, you will need it at the end of the recipe.

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth – about 3 minutes. Add one egg at a time, mixing thoroughly so it becomes completely combined. Add the vanilla, lemon zest, and milk – mix together so it becomes creamy and smooth.

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add to the mixing bowl containing the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly and then add in the blueberries. Stir so the blueberries are evenly distributed.

Take your muffin tin and put muffin cups in each opening. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling ¾ of the way.

Top each muffin with the desired amount of streusel crumbs (I used a heaving tablespoon per muffin).

Put the muffin tin into the oven and bake from 25 minutes, or until done (to test if the muffin is cooked through, take a knife and insert into the middle of the muffin – if it comes out clean, then the muffin is done).

Remove from the oven and drizzle over the desired amount of icing. *To make the icing, just whisk together milk and powdered sugar until thick and smooth*

Serve for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

Enjoy!

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