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Reader Recipe: Cream Cheese Stuffed Cupcakes

Cupcakes are one of my favorite things, so I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I saw Renees3's recipe. She starts with chocolate cupcakes, stuffs them with a white chocolate filling, ices them with a cream cheese frosting, and tops them off with a drizzling of seedless raspberry sauce. When Renees3 couldn't find an adequate cupcake recipe, she decided to adapt a bunch of different recipes to make her own customized cupcakes. To me, that's one of the true virtues of cooking: You can tailor any recipe to suit your needs, which can result in something even better! To see how her cupcakes came together,

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Submitted by TeamSugar member Renees3

Renee's Stuffed Cupcakes

Renee's Stuffed Cupcakes

Renee's Stuffed Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes –
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

White Choc. Filling
White Chocolate Filling:
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting –
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspooon vanilla extract

Raspberry Sauce –
1 (6oz) basket fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons powdered sugar (or more or less to taste)

Directions

White Choc. Filling -
In the top of a double boiler, combine the white chocolate and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the chocolate is melted. Let cool to room temperature.

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, and vanilla. Gradually add the cooled chocolate and beat until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours before filling cupcakes. Do next three steps while waiting for this to chill. This will be used to fill the chocolate cupcakes.
Cupcakes –
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add the dry mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. While cooling make frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting –
In bowl, combine cream cheese and butter until creamy, mix in vanilla then gradually stir in the sifted powdered sugar.

When cupcakes are cooled, cut little plugs out of center.
Once filling has been refrigerated 2 hours, pour into hole then top with plug.

Frost to cover the top.

Raspberry Sauce -
Combine the raspberries and 3 tablespoons/30 g of powdered sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Push the raspberry puree through a fine sieve and into a small bowl. Discard the seeds.
Drizzle over tops of cupcakes.

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Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
OHHH! :drool:
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
personally I think the white chocolate is a nice contrast to the Chocolate of the cupcakes. It gives it a separate flavor so it's not just like a squishy chocolate cupcake, there's a different flavor in there. I think white chocolate and raspberry complement each other really well. Also, I don't think it would look marbled, it mixes pretty well, I think it would just be a light brown.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
Any particular reason why using white chocolate over chocolate? If I used melted semi-sweet chocolate with the cream cheese, would it still taste okay; just have a marbled look to it?
burningphoenix burningphoenix 7 years
:faint: That looks delicious!
sharshar sharshar 7 years
Omg. Cream cheese, chocolate and raspberry...I gotta taste those.
bealotus bealotus 7 years
omg looks delicious!!
nv27 nv27 7 years
What a great recipe! Theyre making my mouth water.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
These are seriously one of the best things I have Ever tasted in my life. I want to make them all the time and everyone I know has been asking me to make them! They are Heaven in your mouth! They are worth the work!!!! TRY THEM!!!!
mstinalin mstinalin 7 years
DROOLING!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
this is so yumm I can't think straight! :drool:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I know I just said in another post that I don't crave sweets that often, but these are just... :drool:
JennaV JennaV 7 years
Oh my god :drool:
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