Frosted Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes…a mouthful of a title if I ever heard one, but entirely necessary if I must say so myself. From the outside looking in one might mistake these for Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and a Strawberry topper -another delicious option, but not to be confused with this flavor combination.
These cupcakes are indeed chocolate, but they have a chocolate ganache filling; a filling that I will overuse over and over again. I used the same filling in the cupcakes I made last month. The frosting also has a hint of cheesecake flavoring due to the addition of cream cheese and Jell-O Instant Cheesecake Pudding & Pie Filling -can’t be leaving these details out of the title!
Last night I went to a Wine Tasting to benefit Crisis Nursery and it just so happened that there was a table full of rose cupcakes made by Pan & Cake Catering-the kind that are “too pretty” to eat, but I never have a problem eating them? I left the event wishing I could just take a plateful of their cupcakes to work the following day rather than make my own later that night -they were so yummy! That wouldn’t have been a polite thing to do so I went ahead home to make my own. Occasion being my boss’s birthday. Per her hubby, she is a fan of cheesecake, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate cake -dessert in general, a woman after my own heart. All of those things are too good to pick one so naturally the best decision was to find a way to combine them all. A chocolate cheesecake topped with strawberries or a regular cheesecake topped with strawberries and drizzled with chocolate was the obvious answer -but not after the recent fiasco I had with my springform pan.
Cupcakes it was. To make these you’ll need the following ingredients:
Did ya note that box mix up above? Yep, that makes these easier and swapping some of the ingredients out makes them tastier. The ganache and the homemade icing makes the process take a little bit longer, but by no means is it difficult.
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