Majestic Muffins: 6 Recipes for an Extra Special Brunch!

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We have a secret fondness for those ginormous, over-the-top cakey muffins that walk the line between muffin and cupcake. (Case in point: Sarah Rae’s Double Chocolate Butterscotch Muffins made us swoon.) These are not everyday muffins. No, these are most definitely special occasion muffins!

1. Sugar-Crusted Raspberry Muffins from Real Simple – Frosting on our “muffins” is a little too much…but we’ll take a sugary coating!

2. Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins from Martha Stewart – Second only to coffee cake would be one of these cinnamon-spiced muffins.

3. Caramel Macchiato Cream Cheese Muffins from Sara Tea’s Culinary Cracks – Oh, dear. We’re goners for sure.

4. Cranberry Pecan Streusel Muffins from Epicurious – Tart cranberries make a nice contrast to the richness in this muffin.

5. Chocolate Cherry Muffins from Gourmet – Just imagining this deeply chocolate muffin studded with chewy cherries makes our stomachs rumble.

6. Feta, Roasted Red Pepper, and Basil Muffins from Leite’s Culinaria – The indulgence doesn’t have to be all sweet!

What’s your favorite indulgent muffin recipe?