Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

 

So I know this post is really about these awesome strawberry cheesecake cupcakes  (seriously! Mmm..), but first, have you seen this youtube clip?? Its of these two little British girls on the Ellen Show….rapping. In pink tutus. And tiaras.

Click on the link at the top!

And they’re only  like 6 or 7 (actually I really have no idea, I made that up) and they rap with Nicki Minaj and it is hilarious… and they’re good! Seriously good! They’re at the age when kids are usually still in speech therapy trying to roll out their “r”s, and these girls are spitting out rap like Nicki.

And if you’ve already seen this go ahead and make fun of me, the clip’s from like Oct 2011 (oops!)… I jumped on the Ellen bandwagon a little too late and missed this!

So did you watch??

Are you now terrified of your own children or scared to have your own… (like me..)

O and Ellen’s sending these two to the Grammy’s this Sunday too!

But now on to even cuter things then their pink tutus…. pink Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

These aren’t just your typical strawberry cupcakes. The cupcake itself is so delicious it almost doesn’t even need frosting. They are these super light and moist vanilla cupcakes. I folded in whipped egg whites to keep them fluffy and used cake flour to give them that delicious delicate texture.

It took me a while to nail down a good fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting. It took me a few tries to find a recipe that didn’t end up soupy from the fresh strawberries. But I did it! I found the best recipe on the blog, That Winsome Girl. Her frosting is perfect, light and creamy with the most delicious balance of strawberry flavor. The trick is to really drain all of the excess juice from the pureed strawberries. O and lots of cream cheese.. and butter.. and sugar..! This frosting was killer.


I also found some more fun little heart cake pans in my pantry so I experimented with a couple of those. But I think the cake turned out the best as cupcakes. Plus they looked prettier :)

And to jazz them up a bit for Valentine’s day I cut strawberries into heart shapes to garnish the tops. This is super easy to do. Just use a small paring knife to remove the stem, then slice down vertically through the strawberry to cut in half. Carefully use the knife to round the top of the strawberry and narrow the bottom to resemble a heart. Easy!


Vanilla Cupcake recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting adapted from the blog That Winsome Girl

Comments

  1. Loved the link!!! I did not know little girls were so hardcore ;)
    And these cupcakes make me swoon – all my loves of strawberry and cheesecake in a handheld little liner? Yes please!
    Loving these recipes!!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha thanks! I loved how the little blonde girl never said a word and the brunette just took over, they’re adorableeeee!

  2. Mmmmmm strawberry cheesecake! What a heavenly way to finish off a cupcake :) Yummy!

  3. These cheesecake cupcakes are just precious. They really are pretty, and look oh, so delicious.

  4. Love your heart shaped cupcakes! They sound delicious, too.

  5. OMG I love how these look! Absolutely full of strawberry flavor and wonderful for spring or Valentine’s Day :D

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