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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mini Cream Cheese Cupcakes


Whenever I tell my son that I'm making cupcakes, it works magic each time. Not only he stops all his mischief for my required time, but also does whatever activities I whis him to perform with a smile in his face which reads like "just let me get my hands on these cakes and I will be back to my usual self."
These mini Cream cheese cupcakes has been made soft and fluffy by air being whipped into it. As for this cotton soft cheesecake, it really does live up to it's name, it's so light and melt in mouth. These mini cheese cupcakes were an instant hit with my guests. One of the best cupcakes I have ever had. 

Serves: 12 mini cupcakes, Preparation time: 10 minutes, Baking time: 15-20 mins

Ingredients:
For the Bottom Crust:
18 Digestive Biscuits
4 tbsp Butter, room temperature
2 tbsp Sugar
Small pinch of salt

For the Batter:
350 gms Cream cheese, softened
2 Eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla essence

Method:
Place digestive biscuits in a ziplock bag and crush with rolling pin to make fine crumbs. Now pour this into a mixing bowl, pour melted butter, sugar and pinch of salt. Now quickly stir with a fork to mix it thoroughly. Place 1 tbsp biscuit crumbs into the bottom of each prepared mini cupcakes. Use the bottom of a small glass to pack crumbs into the bottom of each cupcake liner for a firm set. Bake for 6-7 minutes and let these cool completely before pouring cream cheese batter.



To prepare the Cream Cheese Batter: 
Pour cream cheese in a big mixing bowl and beat on low speed for 2 minutes, gradually add sugar and beat for a minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, after each addition. Add vanilla drops and give a nice stir. Pour the cheesecake batter on cupliners, filling each 3/4 full. Pour 1 tbsp Cranberry sauce in between and swirl to spread it out. Bake in the pre-heated Oven (170 Degree Celsius) for 12-15 minutes. When these are set, remove from the pan and cool completely on wire rack. Later you can store them in refrigerator. For Cranberry Sauce:
120 gms Dried Cranberries
Juice of 1 Orange
1 tsp grated Orange rind
1 cup Caster Sugar (adjust according to your taste)
1 cup Water
Process to make the Sauce:
Pour all the ingredients in a pan on low heat with initially just 1/4 sugar. Just bear in mind dried Cranberries are often already sweetened, you can always adjust the sugar level later. Heat gently until the sugar has melted. Cover and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries have released their juices and the sauce has started to thicken.
User Comments & Tips:
  • Since I used mini cupliners, so kept checking them after 10 minutes. These are basically very soft textured cupcakes so better check once the baking time crosses initial 10 minutes
  • This is very versatile recipe , so feel free to add any sauce of your choice in the center.


54 comments:

  1. awesome and fantastic presntation Deepa...for those cup cakes even I'll be good :-)Jagruti

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  2. Tempting and irresisitible cakes

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  3. This sounds new to me and awesome recipe!

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  4. awesome n yummiiest muffins i guess..

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  5. awesome Deepa!!! ur son is so cute! and nice that u have at least some way to get ur son to obey :) but from where do we get cranberries in Bangalore?

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  6. wow ! that looks super delicious ...lovely clicks too !!

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  7. I have the same story to tell deeps..whenever I bake my lil one is so excited and stop all mischiefs ,he even come and watch me do all the baking...he will be with all the time like a helper :)

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  8. wow!! deepa wvwn my little one comes in to see how i make biscuits and cakes!.. guess they r so intrested in seeing a batter turning into all the goody things that they can eat! lol! :D..lovely cakes.. looks so soft and tasty!

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  9. wow so soft and delicious cupcakes !!

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  10. This looks so delicious. Love to grab those cute cup cakes.

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  11. I wish this bite has been mine! No wonder why it creats magic in your home.

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  12. Love these cute muffins. Bookmarked.

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  13. I am drooling Deepa...I need to make these ASAP...

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  14. Looks so yummy dear... Soft n delicious

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  15. Soft n yummy cup cakes......great presentation..

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  16. That last picture was perfect to make me drool, Deepa!! Superb post dear :)

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  17. love the layers of these cupcakes..mouth watering.

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  18. Would love to try this mini cheese cake soon I am sure these would be great little treats for any party.

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  19. Wow!,very impressive n innovative combo mini cupcakes.Truly yumm!.

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  20. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I wish I could eat one right now!

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  21. That looks so awesome and yummy...

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  22. My lil one is always pestering for cupcakes !!Looks so good !! The pic with a bite is so good !!

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  23. cute and yummy cupcakes...nice combo of cream n cheese!

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  24. Cupcakes look amazing! Lovely clicks..

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  25. A wonderful recipe..sounds very very yum!

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  26. Cup cakes looks yummy..This post has reminded me that it been long i baked anything....

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  27. Cupcakes look lovely .. its too adorable !

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  28. Wow...mini cupcakes looks drool worthy....love this twist to taste recipe....

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  29. wow....
    looks delectable and nice clicks :)

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  30. I love cupcakes!! I never had cream cheese cupcakes but I'm sure its amazing. You have great recipes, awesome blog :)

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  31. wow..muffins looks awesoem..can feel d taste.......

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  32. wow. they look so cute and delicious.nice presentation

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  33. Never had cream cheese cupcake....these look heavenly and lovely pics too.

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  34. Wow..feel like eating them right now..looks so delicious!!!

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  35. Wow. That cup cake sounds so interesting and even the cranberry sauce too. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing, will hopefully try it out soon..there are so many bookmarked recipes which I have not tried yet.


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  36. This looks delightful! The cranberry sauce seems perfect with the delicious looking cupcake!

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  37. That looks adorable:-) Loved the sauce!

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  38. Loved that crust.. Yummy cupcakes..

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  39. Decadent looking cupcakes. Looks so good. Loved the tray it was presented. Very cute. YUM!

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  40. cream cheese and cranberry. what a devilish combo, who can say not to these yummy cuppies

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  41. Nice cup cakes... They look crispy & soft too..

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  42. hii..first time to your space & i flipped for the cake..i am a big cheese lover :) & a happy follower of urs :D do drop by sometime to my space!

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  43. love the cupcakes... they look like melt in the mouth ones...

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  44. mmmmm.... perfectly baked cup cakes. Feel the lightness in these cakes. A must try one for me..

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  45. Wow!!! Gorgeous cupcakes. They must taste sooooooo good!!

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  46. Perfect n yumm bake .Luv Cheese in it

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