March 21, 2009

when life blows you a raspberry.....


...blow it right back with White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes with a raspberry cream cheese frosting! Ha!... right back at ya with sprinkles on - or raspberries!

These are actually a bit of a mish mash of lots of things that I love all mussed into one, a desire to use up a cream cheese 'surplus' from a carrot cake recipe, plus a whimsical notion to put it all together with white chocolate.....and why not!

So, what I ended up with is a white chocolate cupcake, based on my Banana Chocolate Muffins, using white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. Thrown in with a smattering of fresh raspberries and cheesecake (I snuck the idea of how to incorporate this from David Lebovitz's ..... Cheesecake Brownies )

Then, as if that wasn't enough gorgeousness overload in one cake, I felt like topping it all off with a raspberry ripple cream cheese frosting, based on the cream cheese frosting for the carrot cake!

Definitely just the thing to make the world right again!

4 comments:

Nicisme said...

Nice cakes and good to see you posting again!

Margaret said...

Why is it that we all have a 'cream cheese surplus'? Gorgeous cupcakes.

Tulip said...

These cupcakes look so lovely, is the recipe posted here somewhere I'd love to try them?

Alfie said...

Hi Tulip, thanks for stopping by. If you want to make the cupcakes just follow the links in the text for the cupcakes (substituting white chocolate for the dark, and leaving out the cocoa and banana), and David Lebovitz's method for incorporating the cheesecake part. The topping is just 125g cream cheese, 250g icing sugar, and 100g butter all mixed together and piped with a drizzle of raspberry puree through it.Enjoy!