Holiday Goodness with Cheesecake Cupcakes

A cheesecake is one of the more decadent desserts to bite into. A baked cheesecake combines the firmness of cake with the creamy and rich texture and taste of cream cheese. Cheesecake cupcakes are a great way to get all the flavor at smaller servings. One cupcake can satisfy both the sweet tooth and the tummy in a few bites. There are several different variations for cheesecake cupcakes, some may have different fillings, and some may be baked while others are chilled to allow the cheesecake cupcakes to set.

Whatever the form cheesecake cupcakes come in they are always a welcome treat for most anyone. Enjoy the recipes for cheesecake cupcakes below and try your hand in baking them.

Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients

2 8oz packs of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350oF.

In a medium bowl, cream the cheese and gradually beat in the sugar and mix well. Stir in the eggs and add the vanilla. Line a cupcake or muffin pan with liners and fill each with the mixture to about 2/3 full.

Bake the cheesecake cupcakes for about 20 to 25 minutes. The cupcakes should be firm but still soft to touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake

Here’s a recipe that combines a cupcake batter with a cream cheese filling

Ingredients

Filling

1 8oz pack of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cupcake Batter

1 and ¼ cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375oF.

Make the filling by creaming the cheese then adding the egg. Mix until incorporated. Gradually add the sugar and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Cream the butter in another bowl and add the sugar gradually. Cream until light in color. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture and the water and stir until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and mix.

Line the cupcake or muffin tray with liners and pour enough of the batter to cover the bottom. Drop a heaping spoonful of filling and top off with batter to cover it. Place in the oven and bake for around 20 to 30 minutes. The cupcakes should be firm but springy to the touch.

Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Take the cupcakes out of the tray and let cool fully on a wire rack.

Adding your Own Twist

Tart flavors often go well with cheesecake cupcakes and you can use sour cream or fresh berries and fruits as toppings. You can try your hand in making your own flavor of filling for the recipe for cheesecake cupcakes show above. You’ll soon find that there are many different ways to make and enjoy cheesecake cupcakes.

Share the baked goodies with family and friends and enjoy the decadent feel and taste in a nicely sized cupcake!

 

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