Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

By: Jennifer M June 16, 2010 Muffins 19 Comments
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I went strawberry picking yesterday. It’s probably the earliest strawberries have been ready for picking in Muskoka in a long, long time. And they were beautiful berries! So worth waiting through a long winter for. We enjoyed the fresh aroma from the basket on the counter for a while and then today, I had to deal with them. All of them!

First up, some Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam and some Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream (recipes soon!). Finally, a new recipe to try, these pretty little Strawberry Shortcake Muffins. Even after reading the ingredients, I didn’t really have a clear idea of how they would taste but they really do taste like strawberry shortcake. The “cake” part of the muffins is much like a light pound cake while the large chunks of strawberry provide the fruity finish.

The original recipe called for a cup of heavy (whipping) cream and even though I actually had whipping cream in the fridge, I just couldn’t bring myself to use it in a muffin. So I substituted Half and Half (10%) cream. I think you could even use milk but obviously, the muffin would be less rich and probably, less strawberry-shortcake-like. The Half and Half worked perfectly though, with just a nice amount of richness.

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  1. Memoria June 17, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Oh, I would have no qualms about using the heavy cream hahaha. These muffins look AMAZING!

  2. Jennifer June 17, 2010 at 6:42 am

    And I bet they are really, really yummy with the heavy cream, Memoria! Next time, I won’t chicken out.

  3. Celeste @ Berrytravels June 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    These look amazingly delicious! I’m craving for one already and wishing I could just reach through the screen to pick one up.
    I’ve been trying to find a good muffin recipe, so I will give this one a go!

  4. Jennifer June 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I hope you enjoy them, Celeste. Do come back and let me know what you thought once you try them!

  5. Mary June 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    These have got to be some of the most beautiful muffins I have ever laid eyes on! WOW! These have been bookmarked and will be made soon!
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. Jennifer June 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hope you enjoy them, Mary. They freeze beautifully, by the way (especially if frozen without icing sugar and dusted just before serving). I froze a few and enjoyed one this morning that was just as lovely as when they were first baked.

  7. Brie'Ana July 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Made some of these delicious muffins last night. Turned out amazing. Boyfriend loved them :) I do not bake because i am usually bad about turning off the stove or over or something, but thought about going out of my way for these ones, this was easy and fun to make and was a success. Kudos.

  8. Jennifer July 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    So glad they worked out so well for you, Brie’Ana.

  9. Ramya July 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi Jen
    The muffins turned out so well..Ive blogged about it too:)Thanks for sharing the recipe

  10. Shanon March 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I just wanted to say hello, and I just discovered your blog. I absolutely love your philosophy on food, and your pictures are beautiful!
    So nice to “meet you”.
    And, these muffins are in my oven right now. :)

  11. Jennifer March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Nice to meet you as well, Shanon! And thank you. I hope you enjoy the muffins!

  12. Lynne March 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    These are delicious. My young girls didn’t want strawberries in them. So we substituted white chocolate and milk chocolate chunks. We topped them with whipped cream and the strawberries. Heaven!

  13. Jennifer March 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    What a nice adaptation, Lynne. So glad you (and your girls) enjoyed them!

  14. Pat April 26, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Made these yesterday and they were yummy! I chose to use half and half and loved the texture. Served them last night on a small plate with two fresh strawberries as a light dessert. Thank you.

    • Jennifer April 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

      I like them with half and half as well, Pat. Glad you enjoyed them.

  15. Pat May 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

    These are SO yummy! I’m making my third batch today. Placed on a pretty plate with a couple of large strawberries makes a very attractive dessert. Your photography is absolutely beautiful. Thank you from a former Winnipeger who spent summers in Kenora. Loved Lake of the Woods!

    • Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Hi Pat and thanks. So glad you’ve been enjoying them. As a former Winnipeger and summer Kenora resident, I’ll tell you we are in the midst of black fly season at the moment, so you’ll know how that is. Hope you are now living somewhere without them! :)

  16. Pat May 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Hahahah – just saw that I already commented! You can see how much I like these cupcakes!!

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