Not-So-Red Velvet (AMAZING) Cheesecake Layered Cupcakes

Sometimes, the things I bake turn out AMAZING, this recipe is one of those times…

I started out wanting to make Red Velvet Cupcakes in honour of the season. Having never baked such a cupcake or in fact tasting such a treat I did a little bit of internet sleuthing.

Once I started looking around I realized the cupcake would not be enough. I needed to add a layer of CHEESECAKE (duh!)

I settled on this recipe from Cookie Madness:  Red Velvet Cheesecake Cups. Yum. I of course had to double the recipe…

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RED. So much red. Hence the name right? RED Velvet Cupcakes? Too bad that cocoa on the left overtook the red…oh well.

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The batter ended up being VERY thick and sticky. I improvised and added a 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Whipped up the cheesecake (and licked every inch of the bowl) and prepared the cupcakes for baking.

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Dear God. I couldn’t even wait to frost them, I had no choice but to eat the odd shaped one immediately. DELICIOUS! Holy cow what a winner!!! So fluffy. cheesecake perfect. Almost devil foodsy in the end, I think I used tablespoons instead of teaspoons of cocoa, oh well. AMAZING!

Frosting

A few sticks of butter and packages of cream cheese later, I made a very light pink cream cheese frosting to top the cupcakes. You know Valentine’s Day and all. Had the cupcakes been red as planned I would have eliminated the pink, but I was feeling sassy.

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I’m not much of a sweets person, but I can tell you…these might be the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. (And no, I haven’t been drinking…a lot anyhow.)

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My co-workers are gonna LOVE ME! That is…if they make it out of the house, I have my doubts.


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