Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins

These red velvet cream cheese muffins come together quickly – no mixer needed! The crumb topping is divine and totally makes these muffins extra special. 

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins - this muffin recipe doesn't require a mixer and is super quick to whip together!

Can we talk for a moment about how I’m sort of a terrible friend? Ugh.

You see, way back in 2014, I promised Deborah (you know Deborah? The blogger behind Taste and Tell!) that I would review her cookbook on my blog. I was excited to do it, actually. Her book is titled Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook. Who would not be excited about that?!

And then I received the book and I flipped through it 500 times and just could not decide on which recipe to make. The crepes? The pancakes? The donuts? <— I apparently had a thing for breakfast.

What about the Red Velvet Bundt Cake? Or the thumprints?

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins - this muffin recipe doesn't require a mixer and is super quick to whip together!

How is a girl supposed to choose?

Finally, I got around to making the cream cheese muffins. You guys. The cream cheese muffins. I’m so glad I got off my butt and started cooking out of this book! Total yum.

I’ve since made the donuts and crepes as well. Because, like I said – breakfast. I apparently really like it. Each one of the recipes I’ve tried has been so stinking good, but also super easy and approachable. No weird ingredients, no huge ingredients list, no insane amount of dishes after I’m done. Just easy, simple red velvet deliciousness.

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins - this muffin recipe doesn't require a mixer and is super quick to whip together!

This book has photographs for every recipe, which I happen to love. The recipes themselves are everyday fare that your family probably already loves, but with a red velvet twist to make them special. Just like Deborah’s blog, these recipes deliver every time.

I’d definitely add this book to your wish list if you’re a red velvet lover! With over 50 recipes and plenty of 5 star reviews on Amazon, it’s a winner. BUY THE BOOK HERE!

I have so many other cookbooks sitting on my shelves and just waiting for some love. I’m thinking of copy-catting Deborah and reviewing one cookbook a week for the entire year. Or maybe one per month? What do you guys think? Seems like a fun way to discover some amazing recipes and spread the love!

I vote that you all make these cream cheese muffins for Valentine’s Day. Your lover will go nuts for that crumb topping. It’s a breeze to put together and adds the perfect sweet touch to the muffins.

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins - this muffin recipe doesn't require a mixer and is super quick to whip together!

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins - this muffin recipe doesn't require a mixer and is super quick to whip together!
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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffin

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 
Servings: 12 muffins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipes, easy muffin recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 277 kcal

These red velvet cream cheese muffins come together quickly - no mixer needed! The crumb topping is divine and totally makes these muffins extra special. 

Ingredients

Muffins:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red liquid food coloring
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make the muffins, whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, cocoa, food coloring, oil, and egg.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just moistened.
  5. Beat together the cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Fold into the muffin batter, leaving some streaks and not overmixing.
  6. Fill the muffin tins two-thirds full with batter.
  7. To make the crumb topping, stir together the sugar and flour in a small bowl. Use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter until you have coarse crumbs.
  8. Sprinkle the topping over the muffins and bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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