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Cheesecake Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cheesecake Red Velvet Cupcakes

When I couldn’t decide whether to bring pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake to a holiday party last year, I brought my pumpkin pie cheesecake instead.  These cheesecake red velvet cupcakes were created in the same spirit.  They feature a bottom layer of classic cheesecake with a moist red velvet cake layer in the middle with an ultimate crowning of fluffy cream cheese frosting on top.  When decorated with an edible chocolate snowflake, they’re perfect for the season for so many reasons!

 

 

 

 

 

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Serves: 1 Dozen Cupcakes
Ingredients
Cheesecake
  • 8 oz room temperature cream cheese
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • ½ tb unbleached flour
Red Velvet
  • ⅓ c neutral oil
  • ½ c + 2 tb sugar
  • ¼ c sour cream/buttermilk
  • ½ ts baking soda
  • ½ ts fine salt
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ ts apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tb + ½ ts red color
  • 1 c + 1 tb unbleached flour
  • ½ tb unsweetened cocoa
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz soft cream cheese
  • 1-2 c *sifted* confectioners sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla
  • 1 tb room temperature heavy cream
  • ¼ ts fine salt
Instructions
  1. In the first bowl, make the cheesecake layer by mixing the cream cheese and sugar together.
  2. Add the vanilla, egg, and flour.
  3. Next, make the red velvet layer. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil and sugar together.
  4. Combine the dairy with the baking soda and salt.
  5. Mix in the egg and dairy mixture.
  6. Add the vanilla, vinegar, and finally your color.
  7. To this bowl, slowly add the flour and cocoa in batches. Do not over mix.
  8. In a lined cupcake tin, scoop in the bottom layer of cheesecake followed by a top layer of red velvet cake. Make sure to add in more cheesecake than red velvet as the red velvet will rise but the cheesecake wont.
  9. Bake at 350 for 16-19 minutes.
  10. Cool completely and frost.
  11. To make the frosting, break up the cream cheese and sift in the powdered/confectioners sugar. Add in the vanilla, heavy cream, and salt. Whip until light and fluffy.

Happy holidays!

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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