Sunday, May 27, 2012

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

These delightful treats were created quite by accident, but will definitely stick around in our house!  Below is the white cupcake with a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake filling and a white chocolate icing. These guys sure do not disappoint!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

1 pkg white cake mix or any white cake recipe + ingredients listed

1 pkg frozen raspberries
1 8 oz block cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 oz white chocolate
1 tsp milk

1 small pkg white chocolate instant pudding mix
1/2 cup + 1 tsp milk
2 oz white chocolate
1 cup whipped cream


1. Make cupcakes according to directions. I find that filling the cup 3/4 of the way full and baking at 325 F makes a bigger and better cupcake.  Let cupcakes cool completely.

2. Use a mixer to combine powdered sugar and cream cheese. Microwave 2 oz white chocolate and 1 tsp milk for 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and combine with cream cheese. Stir in raspberries. 

3. Combine 1/2 cup milk and white chocolate pudding mix until mixture is thick. Microwave 2 oz white chocolate and 1 tsp milk for 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and combine with pudding mixture. Fold in whipped cream

4. Using a table knife, cut a circular center from the top of the cupcake, about 2/3 the depth of the cupcake, and remove cake piece. Cut off the top of the piece and save. Fill the center in the cupcake with raspberry filling and replace the top of the cup cake. 

5.  Pipe icing on cupcake. 

Berry Cheesecake Cobbler

After finding one of my favorite berries (and one of the pricier ones!) for a reasonable price this week at Sam's Club and several containers of blackberries already in the fruit drawer, I decided it was time for the first cobbler of the summer: Berry Cheesecake Cobbler!

I found a simple recipe and added my own twist. The results were absolutely delicious! I've also made the recipe with 1-6 oz container each of the berries and 6 oz give or take (more like give) of frozen mixed berries with results being SPECTACULAR!

Berry Cheesecake Cobbler

5 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cream cheese
1 - 12 oz container raspberries
1 - 6 oz container blackberries

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
2. Melt butter and pour into bottom of your dish (7 x 11 or about that size.
3. Combine 1 cup sugar with flour, milk, egg, and baking powder and add to your dish. Do not stir.
4. Sprinkle berries over batter. Do not stir.
5. Combine 1/4 sugar with cream cheese and place small dabs in spaces between berries. Do not stir.
6. Combine remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and vanilla. Sprinkle sugar evenly over berries and cream cheese.
7. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on baking dish or until top is brown (I used stoneware and it took a full hour).
8. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

We topped ours with frozen whipped cream and there were no complaints!