Friday, June 24, 2011

Sweet Cherry Surprise!



Call them a Cupcake,

Call them a Muffin,

Call them Sweet Cherry Surprise...







A delight for the taste buds ~~~ A treat for the eyes!

        ~

 
This delicious little cake is derived from a recipe from my mom's collection. The original recipe did not have a cheesecake filling. This was one of my contributions to the "real women of philadelphia" cooking contest last year. 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 prefer these little cakes and I make them often... pie cherries and a light cream cheese filling on top of batter, then baked to become moist, delicious treats...



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


Ingredients:

•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

 
Steps:
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.  For glaze: Combine 1 cup confectioner sugar with butter & skim milk
 until smooth and the consistency of a glaze.



As I brewed my morning coffee, I remembered that I had several of these cuties left.  Despite the dreary, rainy weather outside my kitchen window, my day suddenly became brighter with the thought of heating up one (or more?) for a sweet morning treat!


HELLO CUPCAKE!


 
 
 
Sweet Delight!









18 comments:

Deborah said...

Mmmm they look de-lish!!!
Thanks for the recipe!!
What a treat they must be...Ill have to try them!
Hope you are enjoying your summer Lorraine!

Deborah xo

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a rich, fabulous cupcake. The cream cheese filling puts these over the top. I'd love to make these for my next brunch...mmmmmmmm.

Pamela said...

You can call it anything and it won't make me want it less! Oh my...thank you for sharing the recipe. It will be on my list of "to makes."

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Now this looks wonderful...I need some, can you come make them for me! LOL

I think when I get to the new house I am going to just cook from some of my favorite blogs...this recipe will be at the top of the list...now is it calorie free?

Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley said...

Nice to meet you too! I believe that any dessert can be improved with a cheesecake filling. :) And cherries makes it even better.

The Mom Chef said...

Oh, I so want one (or three) of these with my morning coffee. They look absolutely fantastic. I adore anything that includes cream cheese.

Thanks for the continued concern too. It's sinking in and yes, easing up a bit. I'm actually feeling worse for Molly, the cat. She sits and stares down to the play room where Bailey used to hang out. I think she's just waiting for her to come up the stairs. No way to explain to her what's happened to her buddy. That makes me very sad.

Amy said...

These little cupcakes look delicious. I gotta make some soon. You've got me craving for cupcakes now!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Moogie said...

Oh my..... this recipe looks wonderful. I'm so glad that I stopped by.

Toyin O. said...

Oh my goodness, that looks sooooooo good. I always wish I knew how to bake, I think I am going to start using your recipe and see what I come up with. Wish me luck:)

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

oooh - cherries, cheesecake and cupcake all in one - they sound like bites of heaven !

Kim Turnage said...

That's a must-try! Thanks for sharing the recipe...just wish you could have shared a muffin/cupcake/mouthwatering delight...

Elisabeth said...

What a sweet, and special cherry surprise...totally loving it. It looks so incredibly irresistible and yummy:D
Your mom would be so proud of you how you re-invented her recipe!

mangiabella said...

oh how I love cherries, these are so darling, one of the things on the "list" of "Lorraine's must make" recipes....these are so perfect in a cupcake!!! a sweet summer surprise indeed :)

Warren Baldwin said...

I predict that there are going to be some of these in my house very soon! Looks delicious, and thanks for sharing the recipe. wb

Katherines Corner said...

I think I'll just call them yummy. I will be featuring your blog and this recipe on my post on Monday. Hugs!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They sound yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Gina said...

Hi Lorraine,
Isn't it fun changing up recipes and adding cream cheese, lol. It's a sickness I tell you. I remember that pineapple fluff cake too. I'm hoping to see more of your creations soon. Hope you have a great weekend.
-Gina-

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