The Best Lemon Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

Whether it’s a maple apple muffin or a chocolate chip muffin, something about this yummy treat for breakfast makes your mouth water at the thought.

In the summer, the idea of a light muffin with a bold taste appeals to most people, whether it’s for breakfast in the morning or as a treat for the kids after dinner at night. However, instead of purchasing store-bought muffins, why not try a lemon cream cheese muffin recipe? 

These muffins are light, airy, fragrant, and taste amazing. We’ll give you a couple of our favorite muffin recipes below for these muffins, plus a few baking tips to get you headed toward the perfect muffin your family will brag about for generations to come. 

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Servings: 12 muffins

What You’ll Need

For the Muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Lehi Mills Lemon Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.
  3. Mix your ingredients together. Spoon into a muffin pan.
  4. Once you’ve made your cream cheese mixture, put a teaspoon of it in the middle of the muffin, then add more muffin mixture to the top to seal it in.
  5. Bake in the 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 18 to 22 minutes, or until the tops of your muffins are a golden brown.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!

American or English Muffin?

Now that you have an amazing recipe for lemon cream cheese muffins, you might be wondering if all muffins are the same? The answer is no. An American muffin is completely different from an English muffin.

The history of the muffin is quite interesting, but the two muffins are worlds apart in cooking and taste. So whichever muffin you choose to bake, make sure you follow the recipe to a tee for the best results.

Tips for Baking the Perfect Muffin

Now that you’ve decided to follow a few muffin recipes, you might be on a quest to bake the perfect muffin instead of getting those dry muffins from the local grocery store. Whether it’s cream cheese muffins or savory muffins, we’ve got you covered with the tips in our next section. 

What Is the Perfect Muffin?

The perfect muffin has a fluffy texture, a golden top, and isn’t overly sweet. Remember, muffins aren’t cupcakes, so they shouldn’t taste like them. Of course, you can always get the perfect muffin by using Lehi Mills Lemon Muffin Mix or our other muffin products instead. 

Use Only the Best Ingredients

If you want perfect muffins, then you can’t skimp on the ingredients you use to bake muffins. Whether it’s the flour, vanilla extract, or the cream cheese you’re putting into your muffin recipes, the ingredients need to be high quality if you want the muffins to taste their best.

Room Temperature Is Better

While it may be tempting to just pull the ingredients out of the fridge and make the muffins, it’s best for eggs, milk, and butter to be at room temperature when you start mixing the ingredients.

The cold stuff and the dry ingredients will work against one another leaving you with lumpy batter, and tasteless muffins in the end. 

So, take the time to let your cold ingredients warm to room temperature; you’ll be glad that you did. 

Mix Wet and Dry Separately

One big mistake home cooks make is just tossing their wet and dry ingredients in the same bowl and mixing them together. While your end goal is to mix them together, they should be mixed separately, to begin with. 

For the best results, push your dry ingredients to the edges of your bowl, form a depression, then mix your wet ingredients in before mixing everything to put in the muffin tins. 

Never Overmix

Overmixing your batter leads to holes forming in your muffins, which can lead to them being dry and the tops being cracked.

Undermixing is bad for your muffins as well because it leads to the muffins collapsing. 

Mix your muffin batter until the ingredients have just about combined for the best results. Whether you’re making your muffins from scratch or from one of our premade muffin mixes, you should never overmix. Take it easy on mixing your batter for the best results. 

Choose the Correct Pan

The muffin pan you use to make your cream cheese muffins is also essential. A good quality muffin pan is heavy and shiny. Pick the pan according to the size of the muffins you intend to bake.

For example, large-sized pans aren’t going to work for mini muffins. It’s best to keep one of each type of muffin pan on hand so that you have it when you need it, no matter what size muffins you’re baking that day. Whether it’s mini or regular-sized muffins, we have you covered with our premade products. 

Try This Muffin Recipe Today!

If you’re already a baker, then you know the importance of having the best quality ingredients and pans to make your muffin recipe. Try the lemon cream cheese muffin recipe above, follow the tips we’ve given you, and you’re sure to have the tastiest muffins in the neighborhood before long.

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