Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sweet Cherry Surprise!

Call them a Cupcake,

Call them a Muffin,

Call them Sweet Cherry Surprise...

A delight for the tastebuds...

A delight for the eyes!

This delicious little cake is derived from a recipe from my mom's collection. The original recipe did not have a cheescake filling. As one of my recent contributions to the "Real Women of Philadelphia" cooking contest, I concocted my own version and decided to make a cupcake/muffin with the required cream cheese, and it turned out to be a hit here at home.

As much as I like my mom's original recipe for cherry cobbler cake...I think I prefer this embellishment and will probably be making these often. Pie cherries and a light cream cheese filling on top of batter, then baked to become moist, delicious cupcakes...Simple and beautiful!
I hope you like them!

Prep time: 20 minutes ; Cook time: 20 minutes ; Total time: 40 minutes; Servings: Approx. 20

•2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
•2 cup(s) of Flour
•5 Eggs (4 eggs for batter and 1 egg for filling)
•1 Tbsp. of Fresh lemon juice
•2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
•1 Eight oz. pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
•1 & 1/2 cup(s) of Plus 2 Tbsp. Sugar
•1 tsp. of Vanilla
•1 Can cherry pie filling
•1 - 2 TBSP. unsalted butter, softened
•1/2 cup(s) of skim milk (approx.)
•1 cup(s) of Confectioners sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350
2.In large mixing bowl, cream 2 sticks butter with 1 & 1/2 c. sugar.
3.Add four eggs
4.Gradually mix in 2 cups flour and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice until smooth.
5.Set aside and combine the filling ingredients as follows:
6.In second bowl, combine cream cheese with one egg, 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until smooth.
7.Into lined cupcake pans, spoon in cake batter with an ice cream scoop to approx. 2/3 full, then make a slight well in the center of each.
8.Add approx. 2 tsp. cherries, then top with approx 2 tsp. cream cheese filling
9.Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake portion of cupcakes.
10.Remove to wire racks to cool.
11.When cool, remove cupcakes to a platter and drizzle a small amount of glaze over each cupcake and serve!
12.Enjoy! (I also love them warmed up for breakfast with a nice cup of hot coffee)
13. For glaze: combine 1 cup confectioner sugar with butter & skim milk until smooth and the consistency of a glaze.

Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes Video


mangiabella said...

lorraine these look so easy to make and so beautiful!!! i am new to the world of baking but this is on my list to try!!! xoxo

A multi-dimensional life said...

Easy breezy, bella! And delish! Enjoy!

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