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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pink Fluted Cups

I know, I know I have promised these little beauties for several months now and well here ya go!  These little cupcakes were more like a small dessert than a cupcake.  I am sure some of you chef's out there could plate them quite nicely.  All I can say is wow I made THAT!  They taste so good and are pretty easy to make.

Baked Cheesecakes with Cherry Pie Filling
adapted from 500 Cupcakes

for 12 cupcakes

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
5 table spoons sweet butter melted
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
3 eggs
1 can cherry pie filling

preheat oven to 325
line your muffin pan with liners
put the cracker crumbs into a medium bowl and stir in the butter.  spoon the crumbs into the lined cups.  

now here is a trick for ya, use a 1/4 measuring cup to press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the cups.  this was a wonderful timesaver and worked like a charm 
chill until set

in a large bowl, beat the ricotta until smooth, (this takes a while and I did not beat it long enough so my cake was a bit gritty, remember take your time with this step)  add the cream cheese, vanilla and sugar blending until smooth,  I choose to cut the cream cheese up into one inch pieces and add it gradually to the mixture.  I think it helped a bit with the texture.  slowly add the eggs blend them well after each addition.  spoon them into cups

bake for 25 minutes.  remove pan form the oven and cool for 5 minutes then remove the cupcakes and cool on rack (this is tricky too, be careful when you remove them from the pan)

chill until ready to serve.  open the can-o-cherries and top each cake
plate with or with out the wrapper.


  1. These look so luscious and yummy!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for letting me know you had the recipe up. I can't wait to try this. I lovvvve cherries :o)

  3. I hope that you like them. They are really yummy! I need to make them again soon! :)