Saturday, July 16, 2011

A New Recipe! Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

I love trying new recipes. Especially BAKING recipes. I have a whole slew I want to try out. If I could I would try out several new recipes a week but seeing how I am still in losing weight mode (only 10lbs to go to get to my goal of 125lbs) I can't try out and eat every single recipe. However, my co-workers love it when I bring any new creations up for them. So normally when I try a new recipe I eat 1 and take the rest to work.

This week I tried out a new recipe. I found the inspiration for this cupcake from the take a megabite blog. Click the link above for the full recipe. ( i did tweak mine a little bit by cheating and using a white cake mix instead of making the cupcake batter from scratch, i just added fresh strawberries).

I crushed up graham crackers in my mini food processor and put them in the bottom of the cupcakes.

Then I put a thin layer of the white cake with strawberries, and then the cheesecake mixture, then cake mixture back on top. They practically filled up the entire cupcake liner (unlike normal cupcakes which I fill 3/4 full).

Then I put them in the oven, much like take a megabite's blog on this recipe I too sat and watched them cook to make sure they would not run over.
Luckily, they didnt run over but did get pretty tall when I took them out of the oven.
Upon cooling they did sink in a little bit, which made it perfect for appling the cream cheese icing.

I took these to work for my bosses birthday and they were a HUGE hit! Everyone loved these cupcakes. I did try 1 (ok....maybe I had 2) and I must say these are now one of my all-time favorites they are so yummy! Visit the link above if you would like the full recipes.

Till next time..Happy Baking!

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