Hello, I hope you had a nice weekend. I have a friend, Melody who creates and decorates beautiful baked goods and blogs over at Sweet Ivy Confections. It’s the cutest blog and last week she posted a recipe for Raspberry Streusel Muffins that looked so delicious, I just had to contact her! I’m very picky about the recipes I share, but after reading her story, about how she’s been making these scrumptious muffins for years and they look so amazing, I asked her if she would like to guest post on My Sweet Mission! She said YES! So, here’s Melody to share a little about herself and her delightful Raspberry Streusel Muffins!
Greetings all you dessert loving fans! My name is Melody and I am the owner of “Sweet Ivy Confections“.
I am thrilled and honored to be sharing my goodies with you here on My Sweet Mission! I am a licensed childcare provider/preschool teacher by day…cookie and cake decorator by night. I got my start in decorating in 2010. I had always admired beautiful wedding, birthday, and special occasion cakes. So I decided it was time to cross that item off my bucket list and take a cake decorating class at our local hobby store. I fell in love with the pastry bag! I subscribed to blogs, read tutorials, studied books, watched videos…I was like a sponge, soaking up every bit of cake decorating information I could. Little did I know, that there was a whole other group of bakers out there specializing in cookie decorating!
Cookies have become my latest passion. I have been on a journey, learning all the ins and outs of royal icing and glaze. I don’t really limit myself to just cakes and cookies…I am pretty much a “jack of all trades” when it comes to the art of sugar. I also enjoy making gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, and pretty much any form of dessert for that matter. Baking is mostly a hobby for me. I enjoy blessing people with gift baskets and platters of my treats, but I do take on a limited number of customer orders. I do birthday cakes, shower favors, and my biggest project to date was 1400 mini wedding cookie favors!
I also enjoy sharing tried and true recipes. Don’t you just hate it when you buy ingredients, spend time preparing and cooking, and then the recipe is a flop? When I find a recipe that I love, I like to spread the news! And today, Heather has asked if she could feature my Raspberry Streusel Muffins. I’ve been making these for nearly 20 years. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as my family does. If you enjoy the art of sugar through decorated cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, check out our blog!
- For the topping:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- For the muffin batter:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup raspberries (or berries of your choice)
- To prepare the topping: With 2 knives cut in 6 tblsp. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Briefly rub mixture between fingers to blend butter. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups.
- For the muffin mixture: In large bowl; withe an electric mixer beat butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well blended.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In small bowl, combine milk, sour cream, and vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Alternately with the milk mixture beating just until batter is combined. Gently fold in raspberries (or other berries of your choice).
- Spoon into tins about 2/3 full. Sprinkle with the topping.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and remove.
Recipe source: Raspberry Streusel Muffins
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