Orange and cream cheese come together to make a delightful muffin.
Woo-hoo!! Yes, it is the first day of spring. Warmer weather is here to stay… or at least coming soon. The weather has been a bit warmer than a few weeks ago and I have been loving it. I am so ready to shed my winter coat and gloves. I guess that you get the idea by now… I am definitely ready for spring. These orange cream cheese muffins remind me of spring with their sweet orange flavor.
I have another orange recipe. I am still trying to work my way through the bag of oranges that I bought last week. If you look back at some of my last posts you will see the ways I have been using oranges.
I enjoy baking with oranges, I love the sweetness that they bring to these muffins. The cream cheese goes nicely with the orange flavor of the muffins. The orange glaze that tops the muffins adds a bit more of the orange flavor to the overall muffin.
I hope that you are enjoying your first day of spring.
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Orange glaze
- 1 1/4 cup powder sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Add cream cheese and sugar to a medium bowl, beat until fluffy. Add butter mix until mixed in. Add eggs one at a time and mix until blended in. Add the milk and orange zest and mix until blended.
In another bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix just until blended.
Prepare muffin tins with paper liners. Fill each tin 2/3 full with the muffin batter and bake in a 375 degree F preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove move from oven and cool on cooling racks until completely cooled.
While muffins are cooling mix the glaze together. Gradually add the orange juice to the powder sugar beating until smooth and the right consistency. Drizzle over muffins.