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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

The other day, as I was grocery shopping, I saw these Oreo cookies all dressed up for halloween with the orange cream centers.  I hardly ever buy Oreo cookies but these little creatures were screaming at me to bake with them!  So...  this is what I baked, Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes!  I have a delicious recipe for pumpkin cheesecake so I adapted it for some cupcakes.  It turned out to be delicious!  The recipe is pretty simple so I hope that you will try it and let me know how it turns out.

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened (not low fat)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 48 Oreo cookies

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. Place cupcake liners into two 12 count muffin pans. 
  3. Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. 
  4. Add the sugar and beat until well incorporated. 
  5. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each one. 
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix for one minute.
  7. Place an Oreo cookie in the bottom of each of the cupcake liners.
  8. Fill each of the liners about 3/4 full with the cheesecake batter. 
  9. Place another Oreo cookie on top of each cupcake. 
  10. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 
  11. Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before transferring them to a baking rack. 
  12. Top with cream cheese frosting, mascarpone frosting or a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


Yields about 24 cupcakes.

Enjoy!

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