52Weeks · Baking · Dessert

Waiting for the Rain

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes with Creamcheese Icing

Another week, another /52weeks challenge!  This week the theme is desserts, meaning that I HAD to make something all sorts of decadent.  Sure there are tons of “healthy” desserts out there, but there is something to be said about a truly scrumptious (calorie heavy) chocolate dessert.  For the challenge this week I let Joe pick the dessert, and he was very clear about what he wanted: chocolate, cupcake, cheesecake, and caramel.  I wasn’t able to fit in the caramel due to a miscalculation on my part with my caramel syrup, but everything else found a home in this recipe.  For the cheesecake filling, I decided to use the technique I learned doing my cookie-dough cupcakes.  The basic idea is freeze the filling and layer it in the cupcake dough, that way it doesn’t “bake” and stays soft and moist.

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These cupcakes are really rich,  so perfect for hard-core chocolate lovers like my husband.  Since I have to be careful about what I’m eating, I left the icing off of mine and had to make due with a test spoon of the icing to make sure it was just right.

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