- 3 cups flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
- ¼ cup of turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place a muffin liner inside each opening of a large muffin pan. Spray each liner lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the room temperature cream cheese until light and creamy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and melted butter and mix thoroughly.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and using a large wooden spoon, mix until completely combined.
- Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the batter evenly into the 12 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops generously with the turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins are firm and just beginning to brown.
- Serve with butter and jam.