Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Red Velvet Cupcakes (with cream cheese surprise inside)

Yield:  2 dozens

INGREDIENTS:

1 box red velvet cake mix (prepared as package directs, except substitute milk for water)

1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (room temperature

⅓ c. sugar

1 egg

1 dash salt

1 c. mini chocolate chips

Cream cheese frosting (optional)

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DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and salt. Beat again. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate while making cake mix.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package except substitute milk for water.
  4. Line cupcake pan with liners. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ½-2/3 full with red velvet cake mix.
  6. Add 1 T. cream cheese filling on top of cake mix.
  7. Bake as package directs for cupcakes. I baked mine 22 minutes.
  8. Let cool in cupcake pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  9. If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  10. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

 

source:  littledairyontheprairie

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 9″  X 13″

INGREDIENTS:

  • 340g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 240ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 240ml buttermilk
For the Frosting
  • 180g cream cheese, softened
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons milk (or more for drizzling consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handle of chocolate chips (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Spray and flour a 10″ bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until well combined. Add the oil, eggs, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with moist crumbs. Let the cake cool for 20 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before removing. Leave to cool completely before frosting.
For the Frosting
  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth, and at the desired thickness. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk to loosen to drizzle consistency.
  2. Pour, or spoon over the cake, then sprinkle with chocolate chips.

source :  marshasbakingaddiction

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter

2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate

2 large eggs, at room temperature

3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup (115g) sour cream, room temperature

1/2 cup (42g) unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks or 345g) unsalted butter

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

2 cups (250g) confectioners sugar

1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder

4-5 tablespoons brewed hot coffee

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DIRECTIONS:

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. This recipe makes 12-14 cupcakes, so prepare one pan (or maybe two) with cupcake liners.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between each time. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment; add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and sour cream and whisk on medium speed until smooth. (about 1 minute)
  4. In a medium sized bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add the cooled butter/chocolate to the stand mixer and whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  6. Slowly add in the flour mixture, about 1/4 cup at a time with the stand mixer on low.
  7. As soon as you are done adding the flour turn the mixer off. (You do not want to over-mix!)
  8. The batter will be very thick.
  9. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes. The center of the cupcake should spring back up if gently pressed.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. (should be about 1 1/2 minutes total)
  2. Place room temperature butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer, starting on low, then increasing speed to medium-high. Cream together until light, fluffy, and a pale yellow.
  3. In a separate bowl, add 4 tablespoons of hot coffee to cocoa and stir. If the mixture is still very thick, you can add 1 more tablespoon of hot coffee.
  4. Turn the mixer off and add in cooled chocolate and cocoa/coffee mixture.
  5. Turn mixer on to the lowest setting and add in confectioners sugar, 1 cup at a time. Once incorporated, turn mixer on high for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Frosting will darken as it sets.
  1. Make sure cupcakes are cool before frosting.

 

source:  iambaker

Red Velvet Cake Roll

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Red Velvet Cake Roll

Yield: 10-12 servings

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 oz red food coloring
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

For the cream cheese filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
2-3 cups confectioners powdered sugar
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray, line with wax paper, then generously spray again. On a flat surface, lay down a thin, clean kitchen towel and sprinkle with powdered sugar; set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, sift together cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat eggs on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until frothy and pale yellow in color. Add sugar and oil beat until well- combined. Beat in buttermilk, vinegar, red food coloring, and vanilla.

Reduce hand mixer speed to low and slowly beat in dry ingredients until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly to the edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.

Upon removal from the oven, immediately run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Swiftly invert the cake onto the kitchen towel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Gently peel off the wax paper and discard. Then, starting at the short end, slowly roll up the cake and the towel together. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.

In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese filling. In a medium sized bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and well-combined. Beat in powdered sugar until well incorporated.

Once cake roll is completely cooled, carefully unroll. Evenly spread cream cheese filling over the surface of the roll. Then, roll the cake up again, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

 

source:  culinarycouture

Cinnamon Roll Blondie Bites

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Cinnamon Roll Blondie Bites

Yields:  18-20 pcs (using mini muffin pans)

Prep time: 20 mins
Baking time: 10min

Total Cooking Time:  30 mins

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup unsalted butter {113g}

⅔ cup packed brown sugar {146g}

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour {125g}

½ tsp salt

Cinnamon Sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature {mine was low fat}

2 tbsp butter, at room temperature {28g}

¼ tsp vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Spray two 12-count mini muffin pans with oil to grease, rub cavities with a paper towel to thoroughly spread oil, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat, then transfer to a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and mix until no lumps remain.
  3. If mixture is still hot, allow to cool for a few minutes before mixing in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour and salt, and mix until smooth and no flour remains.
  5. Spoon about ½ tbsp of batter into each cavity of the mini muffin pan. Be sure not to fill more than ½ -2/3 of the way full.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture {~1/4 tsp per mini blondie}
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, sides will be golden brown and a toothpick will come out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan. To remove from the pan, use a knife to loosen edges, they should then pop right out. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
cream cheese frosting
  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter for two minutes until completely smooth. Beat in the vanilla, then the icing sugar. Taste and decide if you’d like to add more sugar.
  2. Spread evenly over tops of cooled mini blondies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Notes
Blondies will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, unfrosted. Frosting will keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield:  12 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

For the cinnamon cream cheese frosting

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

9 mellowcreme pumpkins candy, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugars, vegetable oil and eggs.
  • Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating just until incorporated. Add vanilla and cinnamon until well combined. Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Use a small offset spatula or a pastry bag fitted with decorative tip #807 to frost the cupcakes, garnished with pumpkins candy, if desired.

source:  damndelicious

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Yields:  18 pcs

Baking temp: 350°F

Baking time: 16-18 mins
Total time: 57 mins

INGREDIENTS:

Pumpkin Cupcakes

1 Cup Flour
1/2 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 TSP Coarse Salt
1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
1/2 TSP Ground Ginger
1/8 TSP Grated Nutmeg
1/8 TSP Ground All Spice
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
2 Large Eggs
7oz Pumpkin Puree

White Chocolate Pumpkin Icing

1 White Chocolate Philadelphia Indulgence Cream Cheese
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
3-5 TBS Milk
1 Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Pumpkin Spice Flavor Packet

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour, baking powder, coarse salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, grated nutmeg, and all spice in a bowl.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combined brown sugar, sugar, melted butter, and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add in dry ingredients until smooth. Mix in pumpkin puree.
  4. Add 3 TBS of batter to each cupcake liner. Bake for 16-18 minutes at 350.

Now on to the white chocolate pumpkin icing.

  1. Beat butter until soft, add it cream cheese and beat together until well blended.
  2. Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Add in 3-5 table spoons of milk. I use 3 because I like mine to be more stiff. The more milk you add the softer and smoother it will become.
  4. Mix in pumpkin spice flavor creation packet.
  5. Once your cupcakes are nice and cool pipe a nice smooth swirl of yumminess on top of them and enjoy! I only use a round tip when piping with any cream cheese icing because it doesn’t hold up well to design tips. This icing even crusts just a small bit…

source:  makebakecelebrate

Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping

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Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping

 Yields:  18 mini cheesecake

INGREDIENTS

Crust

10 graham crackers sheets, finely crushed (1 1/3 cups)

2 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Streusel

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup quick oats

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch cubes

Filling

2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 lb granny smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped*

2 tsp lemon juice

Topping

Salted caramel sauce, homemade (recipe here) or store bought

Directions

  • For the crust:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Pour in butter and using a fork, stir until evenly moistened. Divide mixture among 18 paper lined muffin cups, adding a rounded tablespoon to each cup. Press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • For the streusel:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, quick oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add cold butter and using fingertips, rub butter into dry mixture until it comes together it small crumbles and pieces of butter are no longer visible. Transfer to refrigerator while preparing apples and filling.
  • For the filling:
  • In a bowl, toss chopped apples with lemon juice, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, cream together cream cheese with sugar just until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, then blend in sour cream and vanilla.

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  • To assemble cheesecakes:
  • Divide cheesecake batter evenly among 18 muffin cups pouring filing over crust (I used a 1/4 cup and filled it about 3/4 full). Divide apples evenly over cheesecake layer, then finish by sprinkling a heaping tablespoon of the streusel over tops. Bake in preheated oven 23 – 25 minutes. Cool at room temperature 30 minutes, then transfer to fridge and chill 3 hours. Serve with caramel sauce.
  • *This is about 3 small granny smith apples. I recommend chopping very small so they can cook all the way through, almost mincing them (even smaller than that pictured because mine weren’t quite tender all the way through).

source : cookingclassy

Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

 

Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

 Yields:  24 pcs
 

 INGREDIENTS:

your favorite brownie recipe  ( see brownie recipes)

1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

1 egg

4 teaspoons coffee extract

2 Tablespoons flour

1 cup miniature chocolate chips

24 Halloween Oreo cookies

1 – 8 ounce container Cool Whip

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix the brownies according to the directions on the box. Spread 1/2 of the batter in a greased 9×13 pan. Place the Oreo cookies side by side on the brownie batter. Cover the Oreo cookies with the rest of the brownie batter. Set aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and cornstarch until fluffy. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, flour, egg, and coffee extract until smooth.
  3. Spoon the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter carefully. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool completely. Refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Top with Cool Whip before serving. Mini chocolate chips can be used for eyes, if desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

source:  insidebrucrewlife

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

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RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE TRUFFLES

Yields:  22 pcs
Prep time: 15 mins
Chilling Time: 2 hrs

INGREDIENTS:

8 oz. cream cheese-softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup cool whip

¾ fresh raspberries-washed and well dried

¾ cup graham crackers crumbs

15 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate-coarsely chopped

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. With a mixer beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix in raspberries to incorporate into cream cheese.
  2. Add cool whip and stir with a spatula.
  3. Add graham cracker crumbs and stir to combine. Set in the freezer for 2 hours.
  4. Line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.(Make sure you have enough room in your freezer for tray because the truffles must chill after being rolled).
  5. With a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop drop dollops of the cheesecake mixture onto parchment paper. Shape each dollop with your hand into a nice round balls.(if it’s too soft to work with, place the dollops in the freezer for a while).
  6. Set the truffles in the freezer until completely frozen (it might take couple hours).
  7. Melt the chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes to slightly cool so the truffles won’t melt while dipping.
  8. Remove truffles from the freezer and begin dipping into the chocolate using a fork or a spoon. Work in small batches (take a few truffles from the freezer at the time because they soften really quickly).Place chocolate covered truffles onto parchment paper. Truffles must be completely sealed with chocolate!!! If you missed some spots you can add few drops of melted chocolate with a spoon to cover the whole truffle.
  9. When finish dipping process transfer leftover of melted chocolate into a zip lock bag, cut of the corner and drizzle over the truffles.
  10. Store in the freezer or refrigerator and take out when ready to serve. They soften quickly at the room temperature.

source: omgchocolatedesserts