These muffins get their name from the sliced strawberry on top that resembles a heart. Perfect for Valentine's Day or when you have too many strawberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 muffins
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix lemon juice with as much milk as needed to measure 1 cup; let the soured milk stand for 5 minutes before using.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.

  • Cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large bowl.

  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time; add the lemon extract.

  • Gradually stir in the lemon zest and soured milk.

  • Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl.

  • Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups to about 2/3 full.

  • Place a strawberry slice atop each muffin and sprinkle with some of the 1 tablespoon white sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before serving warm.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 28.8g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 42mg; sodium 138.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2012
These are really good. I was lazy and didn't put the strawberries on top and instead sprinkled them with red and white sugar crystal sprinkles. Everyone was surprised at how good strawberries taste in a muffin. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2013
I made these for the family for Valentine's Day. I followed the recipe exactly, including the chocolate chips. I thought they were ok. They were a bit bland- the sugar flavor predominates, not the strawberry or even lemon flavor, and the texture was a little weird (almost rubbery?). My kids were not big fans, which surprised me because I thought they would like them best of all. I know that strawberries are difficult to bake with, so maybe that was part of it. Anyway, it is clear that other people liked this recipe very much so perhaps it is just that my preference is different, but I will look elsewhere next time. Thanks anyway! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2012
These are really good. I was lazy and didn't put the strawberries on top and instead sprinkled them with red and white sugar crystal sprinkles. Everyone was surprised at how good strawberries taste in a muffin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
These were very good. Yummy. Thank you for posting Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
These were very good. I gave it a lower score, only because of the changes I made to the recipe. Nice flavour and moist! I changed a few things because of what I had on hand. I used 2 cups of pureed strawberries (which I had had frozen since last summer) instead of the 1.5 cups of chopped. Also, I used 1/2 whole wheat flour. I didn't have lemon extract so I used pulp form fresh lemons (just a little less). Instead of chocolate chips, I used 1 cup fine unsweetened coconut. Finally I added a spoonful of coconut merengie to the top (2 egg whites, 1/2 cup icing sugar, and 3/4 cup coconut). It added a nice variety of texture to the top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2013
I made these for the family for Valentine's Day. I followed the recipe exactly, including the chocolate chips. I thought they were ok. They were a bit bland- the sugar flavor predominates, not the strawberry or even lemon flavor, and the texture was a little weird (almost rubbery?). My kids were not big fans, which surprised me because I thought they would like them best of all. I know that strawberries are difficult to bake with, so maybe that was part of it. Anyway, it is clear that other people liked this recipe very much so perhaps it is just that my preference is different, but I will look elsewhere next time. Thanks anyway! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
These were delicious! Followed the directions exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2013
These turned out great! I left out the chocolate chips and they were still really yummy. I used a silicone heart-shaped muffin pan that I had and they came out with a cute heart-shape. I'll definitely make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2019
SOOOOOOOO GOOD!I love this recipe.I recommend stirring the strawberry’s into the whole batter instead of just putting one slice on top.thats what I did and they where AMAZING!!!!! I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2013
I cut this recipe in half for 12 muffins. I followed the recipe closely only increasing both the baking powder and baking soda. I did not sprinkle the additional sugar over each muffin. Baked at 350 my muffins were done at 22 minutes. Very "wet" muffin--like overly moist. Even after they were done the edges stuck to the pan terribly(even when I sprayed the pan well with non-stick spray) and after they sat they sank. I'm sure more flour would help but as is these didn't work out for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
Wow these are delicious! Just the right amount of sweet and sour the lemon offsets the strawberries very very well! Usually I'm worried that the sugar is too much but I didn't change a thing (well I used brown sugar) and it worked perfectly. I made regular and mini muffins and as I used a convection oven baked them at 165C (20 minutes for the mini muffins). These are so moist and tangy and sweet just so good! Read More
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