Have you found your costume for Halloween yet? Is it going to be a trick or treat? Well, if you drop by my place, I shall give you a treat! Halloween Cheesecake with Strawberry Jam Filling Cupcake.
I've been spending half my morning looking for the right cheesecake cupcake recipe that does not require wafer or biscuit base but could not find any. Then I decided to stop wasting my time looking and decided to make my own version of cheesecake cupcake..and it's not bad at all. For the filling, I used strawberry conserve but you can use lemon curd or any fruit jam filling. The cheesecake is very soft. I'm glad I used strawberry jam as it goes well with the cheesecake and to top it all, with chocolate frosting, it's heavenly halloweeny yummy!
Here are some pictures of my Halloween Cupcakes with sugar paste figurine which I made a few days ago. This is my first attempt at making sugar paste figurine which I found out is actually quite easy to make. I was intimidated by the complexity of sugar craft but I decided to give it a go at simple design. You would be surprise with what you can learn from you tube! lol...not bad for a first timer eh!! hahahaa..
Jen’s Cheesecake Cupcake with Strawberry Jam
Makes 12 cupcakes
225g plain flour }
2tsp baking powder } sift together, set aside
1tsp salt }
100g cream cheese
1tsp vanilla extract
Rind of ½ orange
Filling: Strawberry conserve
Pre-heat oven to 180d C.
1. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, vanilla extract and orange rind. Mix well.
2. Add in flour alternate with milk, ending with flour and mix well.
3. Spoon into paper cups till halfway up and drop a teaspoon of strawberry conserve, then top with the cake batter till about 2/3 full.
4. Bake for 15-20 mins till done.
5. Cool on wire rack and frost as desired.
2 oz semisweet chocolate
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/3 cup icing sugar
½ cup milk
1. Combine butter and chocolate in a saucepan and melt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Beat with electric mixer.
2. Add the icing sugar alternately with milk, adding more milk if necessary to thin and beat until fluffy and smooth.
Icing will thicken as it cools.
My ghouls come alive!