In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon peel and almond extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Spoon half of the batter into greased muffin cups. Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Top with remaining batter.
Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Yield: 1 dozen Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins. Click here for more easy Brunch Recipes.