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Lemon-Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Sweet and tart Lemon-Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins, great for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. Filled with lemon zest, blueberries, cream cheese, and topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just perfect for any table!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 12
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • 5 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Nielson-Massey lemon extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup milk I used 2%. Whole milk is fine, do not use skim)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, plus additional teaspoons to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large, heavy bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter on low speed until smooth. Add the lemon extract, lemon zest, vanilla, milk, and eggs, continue beating until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the cream cheese mixture while beating on low speed until fully combined.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Scoop the batter into the lined muffin tins until about ¾ full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden brown. Let cool slightly before glazing.
  • In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice, mix well with a whisk. Taste and add additional sugar or lemon juice as needed (I added about 3 more teaspoons). Let sit for a minute or two to thicken, Brush the glaze over the tops of the muffins. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.3mg