As I was reading up on all my favorite blogs yesterday…I stumbled across something that made me smile from ear to ear! I was perusing the U CREATE facebook page and then subsequent U CREATE blog -when I saw the MOST AMAZING SIGHT! Little cups of cheesecake Heaven adorned with tiny little red hearts atop. I must have stared at that image for 5 minutes before I finally snapped out of it. I knew I HAD to share this with the Discover Fabulous fans… you know who you are…all you cupcake monsters out there!
Okay first, you must check out the U CREATE blog…its one of THE MOST creative sites I have come across yet – so many fabulous ideas and such great inspiration for those looking for a little push.
Now second, yesterday on the U CREATE facebook page I saw the post about the Valentines Day Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes by Creations by Kara – ANOTHER fabulous website that has TONS of yummy and fabulously creative ideas and projects. I could spend HOURS browsing through her archives….and “could” isn’t the right word…”WILL” a more honest way to put it.
These 2 blog will be a regular stop in for me everyday… I am already so inspired that I don’t even know where to START!!
Here’s the super fabulous cupcake recipe for everyone to enjoy – thanks to CREATIONS BY KARA!!
Valentines Day Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
8oz cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
Beat sour cream, butter, eggs, and almond extract. Add dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth, then beat in egg yolk. Fold in cherries. Line 22 muffin cups with paper liners. In each cup, layer 1 Tbsp batter, 1 Tbsp filling, 1 Tbsp batter. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups powdered sugar
Red food coloring if desired
Beat cream cheese and butter till smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat till spreading consistency, adding powdered sugar as needed.
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