Monday, February 28, 2022

Cream Cheese Filled Red Velvet Muffins

This is the best muffin that would just melt in your mouth and the flavors would melt your heart too! This simple and special red velvet muffin is buttermilk based and it also helps as an egg replacer. Red velvet and cream cheese are a perfect match and this muffin is a special muffin for the special month!

These are egg free and soft muffins and the cream cheese filling makes it very addictive. It is very hard to stop with one! And this makes it special to make this muffin on special occasions. The cream cheese filling is a  little pushed inside and a little shown out,  making it very attractive and special. To make a surprise inside muffin, just add half of the batter into each cavity, place the cream cheese scoop and then add the remaining batter. 

When adding the food color, it is important to thoroughly mix the food coloring. If any small lumps are present, then it may come as a chunk in your bite and you do not want that. It is easier to add it to the wet ingredients and beat well just to incorporate the gel color. That makes life easier!

This is a special muffin that our family loves and I make for special occasions. Hence a perfect one to share for #MuffinMonday! #MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

Red velvet....the name sounds special, right? Indeed, yes, it makes everything extra special! So if you are looking to jazz up any day, try this red velvet muffin, or Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Bombs, or this Santa Hat Red Velvet Mini Cookie Cups and these won't disappoint you. Ever!

Makes 12

All-purpose flour - 1.5 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Buttermilk - 1 cup
Water - 1/3 cup
Flaxseed powder - 2 tbsp
Red food color - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/3 cup
Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp

For Cream Cheese Filling

Cream cheese - 6 tbsp, room temperature
Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp


Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat until mixed and fluffy. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add water to flaxseed powder and set aside for 5 minutes to gel.

Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder and mix.

In another bowl add the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, flaxed egg, and combine well.

Add the red food color and beat well until evenly combined without any dye lumps.

Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and quickly combine.

Scoop the batter into lined muffin pan. Add scant tablespoon cream cheese filling  into each muffin and gently push inside.

Bake at 350 degrees  for 16 min.

Remove from the oven, cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Here are the quick links to the muffin recipes for Feb 2022  Muffin Monday Edition! Thanks, Stacy!


  1. So pretty with the contrast of the cream cheese and the red crumb! I'd say they are more cupcake than muffin since you used beaters but they sure are attractive and I'll bet they are tasty!

    1. I whisked the red gel dye to be incorporated into the buttermilk mixture and mixed it quickly with the dry ingredients, sounding like a muffin rather than beating for 5 minutes for a cupcake. Thanks, Stacy!

  2. I love seeing the cream cheese filling on top!

  3. Love the cream cheese centers and they're such a pretty color!