Strawberries 'n Cream Muffins
*originally posted 6/14/2011
2 (10 oz) packages frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
Make sure to drain the strawberries. Chop and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs until well combined. Mix in sour cream. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until batter is smooth. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Scoop about a tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Top with a tablespoon of strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup of strawberries for icing glaze. Sprinkle a tablespoon of walnut mixture over muffins. Place remaining batter over walnut mixture. Sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before icing.
In a mixing bowl cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and meringue powder until smooth. Fold in remaining strawberries. Pour glaze over each muffin.