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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cheesecupcakes

Another birthday celebration! The birthday guys (yes this was a double birthday) love cheesecake, so we simply had to make cheesecupcakes! We always try to make decorations that are edible, but we're not sure that fondant would go well with cheesecake. Plus these men like really simple desserts.


Egg shells and graham crackers.


Cheesecake batter and graham cracker base.

Cheesecupcakes
Adapted from Kraft's What's Cooking
(Makes about 12 cupcakes)

2 packages (250 g each) of softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup of melted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and have cupcake liners ready in the tray.
  2. Combine the graham crumbs and butter. Divide the base evenly between the 12 cupcakes. Press firmly onto the bottom of cupcake liners.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  5. Fill cupcake liners evenly with batter.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until centres are almost set.
  7. Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


Cheesecupcakes with chocolate ganache topping.

For decorations, we handmade these Boo and Toad toppers. Why Boo and Toad? Because when they play Mario Party, those are the characters they choose! On Google Images, we searched for "Boo from Mario" and "Toad from Mario" and found these two images. Printed them out on card stock (you can use any thick paper really) and attached them to toothpicks.


Boo and Toad, half of the cheesecupcakes had yummy chocolate ganache.


Boo!

Chocolate Ganache
(Makes about 1/2 cups)

1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat the heavy cream over a double boiler until the edges begin to bubble.
  2. With the chocolates in a heat proof container, pour the heated cream in. Let it sit for a minute and then whisk the chocolate and heavy cream together. It should be smooth and shiny!
  3. Apply generously to dessert!

7 comments:

  1. Gosh those look absolutely delicious! And the chocolate ganache woah yummo!

    I wish I could find those cupcake liners in Australia, they give such a professional look to the cupcakes.

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  2. I just brought 3 pounds of cream cheese, I think I'm making cheese cupcakes!!!

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  3. apparentlyjessy - Thanks! We got these cupcake liners from Michael's Arts & Craft stores. They're the Wilton's Nut and Party cups. However, they're quite expensive, we're trying to find a place that sells them in bulk for a lot cheaper! We found a company called Genpak that sells something similar though, maybe they have sales reps in Australia?

    LadybugLuggage - Yum!

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  4. I am a big fan of cheesecake...making it mini takes away all the calories, right?

    I love those white cups...it is a shame they are pricey. They make such a pretty presentation. Good luck with your search!

    ;) amy

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  5. Calm In The Kitchen - We can't wait to try a fluffier and lighter cheesecake recipe next time, we're huge cheesecake fans too! Thanks Amy! I think we're going to check wholesale places soon... maybe this weekend?

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  6. These look amazing! I am going to make them soon!
    Just a quick question - instrucion number 5 says to place 1 cookie in the bottom of each liner ... I don't see cookies anywhere on the ingredient list? Can you please comment on what this means???
    Thanks sooo much!

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  7. Anonymous - Oops! Sorry! I've edited the post now. Thanks for letting me know. The original instructions were for a cookie based cheesecake. But in our case, we did the graham crackers crumbs. If you go to the Kraft's link, they use cookies instead and it is a great variation!

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