Friday, August 12, 2011

Cheesecake Cupcakes


  Growing up, my mother always made cheesecake cupcakes at Christmas. It was a treat that everyone looked forward to. Once I moved out on my own, I started baking them much more frequently. They are perfect for sharing with friends, or making new ones. In fact, I am pretty sure these cupcakes are one of the reasons my husband decided to spend his life with me.
  We are six months away from Christmas and the heat has become unbearable. So I decided to whip up a batch of these cupcakes to brighten everyone's moods. Except this time I wanted to add a personal touch. Enter the strawberry topping. These cupcakes are usually topped with a cherry pie filling, but I decided to make them a touch more pretty with some strawberry glaze. Here are the directions:


Cupcake Ingredients:
  • Three 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Vanilla wafers


Step 1: Line a cupcake pan with baking cups, then fill each one with a vanilla wafer.



Step 2: In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar.




  Step 3: Add eggs to mixture & pour mix into cupcake pan.




Step 4: Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350°F.




  For the glaze, I just cut up some strawberries (I had to use frozen since it isn't strawberry season) and cooked them in confectioner's sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract until it was a little bit thicker.
  I hope you enjoy my childhood treat!


-K


28 comments:

  1. Wow.. they look so yummy!!!
    Angie
    {A Little Inspiration}
    www.littleinspiration.com

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  2. The cupcakes look so yummy. Oh and thanks for the recipe .. gotta give it a try this weekend:) I am now following your pretty blog thanks to Finding New Friends, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
    Happy Friday!

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  3. Yum! Newest follower from friday blog hop. would love a follow back, laura

    http://imnotatrophywife.com

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  4. First of all, YUM! Secondly, I LOVE your blog name ; )
    I am your latest follower from the Social Parade. Would love a follow back as well~
    www.WillBlogforBeauty.com

    ~Kristle

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  5. Wow, those look DELICIOUS! I love to bake but have never made cheesecake cupcakes. Will definitely add this to my list!

    Visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky party!

    Stephanie
    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com

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  6. Shut the front door!!!! These look and sound amazing! I cannot wait to try them....cheesecake is my FAVE!

    Visiting from TT&J!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  7. yumm! i make these a lot too! following via blog hop, follow back please: http://modernmommyreviews.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great job sweetie! They look so yummy your makeing me hungry! Love Mom :o)

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  9. Found you from the BLog Hop...I make these with an oreo on the bottom and oreos insidea. yum!!!

    i am following..holla back sometime!

    Thea

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  10. These look delicious! I never met a cupcake I didn't like though so I'm sure I'll be trying thes. Great blog, I'm a new follower :).

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great blog! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! I would love it if you would follow me back!
    Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  12. Yum! Just stopping by to let you know I awarded you the Versatile Blogger award. Go here to check it out: http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2011/08/our-first-award.html.

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  13. MMMMM....

    Thanks for joining my Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

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  14. What a fun blog! You can bring me some of these! ;-) Just looking at them made me hungry (expecting twins)!

    Stopping by to follow from the Planet Weidknecht hop.

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  15. Looks absolutely delicious! Visiting from Lots of Lovin weekend bloghop!


    The Twerp and I

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  16. YUMMMMMMMY!

    Hop'in by from 'Boost My Blog Friday Blog Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  17. Love these! My MIL makes them and we always pig out!

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  18. So Yummy!!!! I shared this on the Glitter FB Page!

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  19. @Kelly @ Run With Glitter
    Forgot the link :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-With-Glitter/111774958903316

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  20. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing!

    New follower, found you on "Inspire Me Monday"

    Stephanie

    http://ljblack2006.blogspot.com/

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  21. I've made these before too! They're always a hit!

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  22. ummmm I love your blog and these cupcakes...I am your newest follower and I hope you will link up here...
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v1.html

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  23. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  24. this looks yum! We are featuring this on the blog today. votation starts on the same day and runs until friday next week. grab a featured button if you fancy so ^^)

    have a lovely sunday.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  25. Hi, Kristin! It's voting time for our finest linked-up project for the month of august and you are one of our finalists. The votation round will run for a whole week and the winner will be announced next sunday.

    Feel free to share.

    http://www.to-sew-with-love.com/2011/09/vote-for-tswls-finest-of-august-2011.html


    Have a lovely sunday!



    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  26. Hi, Kristin! congratulations on being our TSWL's Finest of August 2011. I am grabbing your blog button to display on the blog. I am also sending you later today your own personalized TSWL's Finest button which you can display on your blog if you fancy so ^^) Thanks for giving us the honor to feature your project in our site.

    Have a lovely sunday!


    hugs,
    Lelanie

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