Skip to content

Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns

August 29, 2011

Raspberry Breakfast Buns

Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns

In general when someone tells me that something is really great I tend to be a little skeptical.  Depending on the source I often find myself wondering, ‘how good it could really be’.  I was told these breakfast buns were a definite must do.  My source was wise to advise me of this.  They are absolutely delicious.  They are so tender and moist.  They aren’t overly sweet and to top it all off they are really quite beautiful to look at with the marbling on top.

Breakfast buns are a lot like a muffin mixed with a cake.  They are delectable little treats to have any time of day but with the jam swirled throughout the bun it makes them perfect for breakfast.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns



1 3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 pound (one 8-ounce package) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1/2 cup raspberry preserves


Confectioner’s sugar

To Prepare the Breakfast Buns

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease and lightly flour 9 bun pans or large muffin cups.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Set aside.

In a large bowl , on the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Add the dry ingredients in two parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla.  Spoon the batter into the bun pans or muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full.  Drop 3 small dollops (about a teaspoonful each) of raspberry preserves onto the top of each bun and, using the tip of a sharp knife, swirl the preserves into the batter, forming a decorative pattern.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bun comes out clean.

Allow the buns to cool for about 30 minutes before sprinkling with confectioner’s sugar and serving.

Makes 9 Buns or 12 Muffins

From The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Raspberry Breakfast Buns

Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Buns

These buns are scrumptious served warm or room temperature.  The flavors of the cream cheese and the raspberry jam really work well together.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2011 4:39 am

    These look so good. It reminds me of the bread store muffins back in the States! Oh how I have missed those! These are being made this week for sure… Thanks

  2. August 29, 2011 5:29 am

    These look so good – I may have to break with my breakfast bagel tradition for these!

  3. August 29, 2011 7:39 am

    Cream cheese is a great ingredient for muffins. The cream cheese makes them so moist-it almost guarantees that the muffin will be tasty. These look stunning. thanks for sharing.

    • August 29, 2011 2:25 pm

      I really had no idea how wonderful the cream cheese makes the buns…super duper delicious! Thanks Tina 🙂


  1. Glazed Breakfast Buns « Sydney'sKitchen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: