My co-worker’s birthday was today and in honor of him and all the fabulous graphic work he does for us in the online advertising department at GJSentinel.com I made him cheesecake cupcakes. His wife had told me that cheesecake was his favorite, and I figured cupcakes were more self-serve than a whole cake.
I found a recipe on this great new site, Foodily.com. It was originally published on food.com and the person who published it goes by the username moonpoodle. I’m not sure I want an explanation for that.
Anyway, here’s how my counter looked as I started out on this project: Yes, that’s a beer. It could be part of the reason I crushed up a LOT of graham cracker crumbs and then forgot to actually measure 1 1/2 cups. Oh well, the crust was fine.
Here’s the next step, me mixing the cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and powdered sugar:
Finally I got everything into little cupcake baking cups. The recipe doesn’t tell how much of the crumb mixture to put in each cupcake cup or how much batter to put, so I guestimated. I filled the cupcake cups 2/3 way full with batter. The crust (before the batter obviously) I gently spooned in and just made sure to have enough to form a nice layer across the bottom of the cup.
Next, while the cupcakes were baking, I made the mixed berry sauce.
So, here are the finished cupcakes, without sauce and then with sauce and berries.
These were a pretty big hit at the office. They were not overly sweet but had a great texture and flavor. Click here for the original recipe.