Hi Everyone. As you can see today is another Sister Sunday on a Monday posts :) Sometimes the sunday post gets pushed to monday. (They tend to happen when I have had a good time with friends...... and wine the night before, haha! I hope you forgive me cause the wine was good and the friends were better) But here it is, and does it ever look delish?? Love K
I love cheesecake and I love cupcakes, why not combine the two so you get the best of both cakes!
Here is a recipe I really enjoyed making, the recipe is adapted from joylicious.net.
There are quite a few steps to follow, and you will need a lot of mixing bowls, but all and all they are really easy to make.
18 graham or digestive crackers in crumbs (save 2 crackers for decorations)
8 tablespoons of room temperature butter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped (+ half a cup for decorations a couple of strawberries)
Cream Cheese frosting
1 pack of cream cheese (8 ounces total)
1 sticks of unsalted butter (8 Tablespoons)
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees and prepare 10 large or 16 medium cupcake liners.
1. First crumble the crackers either by banging them in a plastic bag (fun) or in a blender.
2. Mix in the room temperatured butter until it is properly blended together with the cracker crumbs.
3. Put the cracker mix into the cupcake liners. Press down using your fingers
4. Prebake the crust for 4 min and cool
Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until fluffy and foamy (3-4 min).
Set a side.
In a large bowl mix together the room temp butter and the sugar until it is white and foamy. Blend in the vanilla.
In a smaller bowl mix together the dry: the flour, salt and baking powder.
Add half of the dry mix to the butter and sugar mix. Then add the sour cream to the mix and then beat in the rest of the dry. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter until properly combined, and try not to mix more than necessary. Add the rest of the egg whites and fold in the chopped strawberries.
Fill each cupcake ¾ full and bake for approx 20 min or until the cupcake looks like a little volcano about to erupt. Cool down.
Mix together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla. While still beating, slowly add the powder sugar until it is properly blended together.
Decorate with frosting, cracker crumbs and sliced strawberries! Just as good the day after!