September 15, 2007

Crumbly downside-up~ Cheesecakes!

Ever had a cheesecake the wrong way up? *giggle*
Well...these cupcakes Ive done are 'wrong' but taste oh so right...*HhMmmm*
I brought them to a birthday party last weekend; as my bit of contribution to the dessert table. Everyone was amused! Including pedestrians walking past as we maneuvered the cakes on a tiered tray down the street to Saimon's party.
The cupcakes tasted heavenly; but I personally feel they wouldn't have looked as attractive without the extra frosting on the top. It's just something about a green-ish blue tint of teal which gi
ve cupcakes hints of poise and pretty-ness.

1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarb of soda
2 eggs
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cream

Sift first 3 ingredients into a bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl on high speed for 3-4 minutes till doubled in volume and pale. Slow mixer and add in essence and butter. Fold in dry sifted ingredients and cream till mixture is smooth.
Divide batter into 12 equal portions in a cupcake tin lined with paper liners. This sh
ould take one heaped tablespoon each.

filling: 2 blocks Philadelphia cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk

Beat cheese mixture till smooth and thick. Spoon 1 tbsp onto the top of each cupcake. The batter should smear lightly to the side (that's fine)...

topping: 10 pieces digestive cookies(crushed lightly)

Top each cupcake with crushed cookies ...
Finally bake in 180degree oven for 22-25 minutes till corners are golden and centers are done!

If you would like to frost them as well...
Here are the frosting ingredients..
1 block Philadelphia cheese
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 tbsp milk
couple drops of food colouring of your choice

Beat ingredients till smooth. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes!
This can actually get pretty tricky as the crumbly pieces on top are fairly wobbly and frosting doesn't exactly stick well to wobbly things. It's worth the trouble though...they look much more presentable with a fancy swirl and digestive cookie fan topping them off~I wish I had time to maybe have a fondant flower or a sugar crafted fan over the top... I guess the idea of breaking a cookie into 4 corners and sticking them into the piped frosting seemed like a mischievously lazy and easy way to get these down quickly. *giggle*

I'm quite glad I did though... the cookie idea seemed to be pretty effective with a fair touch of simplicity. I didn't think the guys gorging them down at the party would be thinking much about the flower's prettiness or delicate sugar fan anyway~ *rolls eyes* hehe.


Anonymous said...

hi su!! i love this will definitely try this out for treats..just one query about t he cheese filling..did i read you right? 2 blocks of cream cheese? wow that is a lot of cheese for 12 little there any way to reduce that?
keep cooking i love your creations!!

Anonymous said...

ive been checking ur blog the last couple of hours waiting for an update. hehe

this is SUCH a cute idea for cupcakes! i must give it a try =)

Anonymous said...

hey su yin!!! I'm a devoted fan of your very cool blog!!! I thought i should leave a message here instead of e-mailing you one as you claimed that you dun read ur e-mail much! ;)

Well first of all, i think it's just great that there are still girls like you (n ALL the other food bloggers) who love and enjoy eating food!! - AND still look hot btw!!! People nowadays tend to assocaite food with getting FAT...but that's just NOT true...I believe BALANCE is the key to everything!! I'm sooo.. sick with hearing girls complainin about how much CALORIES they had yesterday n etc.... SO.. YOU GO GIRL KEEP IT UP!!!!

Oh before i forget...could you please post up your MUM'S FRUIT CAKE recipe anytime soon?! cause my mum's bday is coming up and i just wanna bake her a fruit cake she loves them so much!!

Cheers for reading n replying

Anonymous said...

HEY! i'm also another reader that read your blogs.
you're indeed a good baker.
& those cheesecakes looks delicious! i'm going to try baking that one day! :D

can you blog about recipes on frosting?
i tried to make a frosting but i turned out like whipped cream... ><


Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

chi chi bear: haha..its a cheesecake! they are pretty big I dont suggest you reduce the amount. The cupcakes puff up above their moulds quite abit. I guess you can 1/2 the cheese and make them a little smaller. I'm not certain what it would taste like though. WOuld love to know how they turn out.

anonymous: im glad I've inspired you! Hope it works out :P

sam: wow... thanks..thats so sweet.. You've left me speechless! LOL... feel like running up to you with a hug! :P
Unfortunately though; my mom's fruit cake recipe is a household secret! haha..she'll have my head if I give it away *laughs* I wish I could be more helpful. I'll you what; i'll test out another good recipe that I have stowed away in my treasure chest somewhere..and if it turns out good; I'll share it with everyone! I hope its not too late yet! :)

lynn: heyhey~...there are just too many frosting types I make..most of them are derived with ingredients to match certain cupcakes I make. I never really use the same ones on all my cupcakes. Do keep an eye out for frosted cupcakes though; I sometimes have the recipes for the frosting up to. Here are a couple i've found from my past blog posts.
Hope that helps :)

Jackie said...

Su-Yin, I made these this afternoon! And while mine definitely do not look as good as yours do (I overfilled the papers a bit!), they still taste divine!

Anonymous said... an amateur. learning and TRYING to make cupcakes. taking baby steps now.

i have a question.
1/2 cup cream: does it refers to whip cream? i dont know all the "cooking vocabs".

thanks :)

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

it refers to regular pouring cream...unwhipped. It should have a thick liquid consistency

Anonymous said...

hey su-yin

i just discovered your blog yesterday and am about to try out some of your awesome cupcake recipes! but i was just wondering does this use 125g or 250g blocks of creamcheese? and have you posted your chocolate fudge frosting recipe yet? coz i cant find it and it look delicious!