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Friday, May 6, 2011

Turtle Cheesecake Cupcakes

I recently started playing around with cupcakes. I'm usually not a cake kind of girl. I love it on my birthday and occasionally throughout the year but it's never been something that tempts me... until I started making cupcakes. What I love most about cupcakes is that the possibilities are endless. Anything you can think of can be transformed into a cupcake. Which is how this little beauty came about. The Hubby and I were talking about our love for cupcakes the other day. I brought up that I wanted to try to make Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes like some I had tasted before and in the course of a 5 minute conversation the idea for this recipe came about. They are AMAZING! Chocolate cupcakes filled with no bake cheesecake and topped with cream cheese frosting sprinkled with nuts and chocolate. Does it get any better than that?
Turtle Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cupcake:
Chocolate Cake Mix

Filling:
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz cool whip (thawed)
1/3 cup sugar

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
5 Tbsp. butter (room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Toppings:
Caramel ice cream topping
pecans
mini chocolate chips

Prepare cupcakes according to box directions. For filling mix cream cheese, cool whip and sugar. beat until smooth. Transfer to cake decorating bag to fill cupcakes. (poke tip directly into the center of the cupcake. Squeeze filling for approx. 5 seconds). For frosting mix cream cheese, butter and vanilla just until smooth. Don't over beat. Pour in half of the powdered sugar and beat. Add the remaining and beat until smooth. Use cake decorating bag to swirl frosting on top of cupcake. Top with a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of pecans and chocolate chips. Keep in fridge until served.

~Dayna~

1 comment:

  1. Dayna I haven't really been a cupcake or cake kind of girl either. But I love these cupcake recipes you have posted. I really want to make the cookie dough cupcakes!

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