Chocolate cupcakes, chocolate cream cheese frosting and a surprise cheesecake centre.
So it’s been a couple of months now without making a cupcake. Sniff! Well, this past weekend I thought it was time I remedy that indescribably appalling situation. I had a great excuse though. A work friend had a baby shower to go to which, of course, required cupcakes as any good event does.
Remember those cupcakes I was busy making, while darling hubby was cooking us those Braised BBQ Beef Short Rib Tacos? Well this is them. Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes. You’re totally welcome 🙂
Ok, so I don’t think I’ve met a cupcake I didn’t like but for chocolate, these are my favourite, favourite, favourite cupcakes. They’re moist and rich and perfectly tender. The melted butter and dark brown sugar make sure of that. When I made the chocolate cream cheese frosting the cocoa does take over the cream cheese flavour quite a lot so I felt the need to add a vanilla cheesecake centre.
I seem to have a difficult time NOT putting a filling in my cupcakes. I just like to take the opportunity to add more flavour. No, actually, I know what it is. I’m a frosting girl at heart (cake girl second).
True story; I actually eat cupcakes from the bottom up. I break off the bottom half and eat that, then when I eat the top half I can get a large amount of frosting with it. By removing the bottom half first the ratios are much, much betterer 🙂 Yer, right …. ok, moving on …
I made a chocolate bark to go on top (totally optional) with pieces of cheesecake biscuit base and then sprinkled it with sparkly gold edible glitter. So pretty. And there were leftovers so we demolished them too.
So how about it. Get baking, peeps 🙂 You know you need some Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes in your life.
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