Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes
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These light and creamy strawberry cheesecake cupcakes take just 30 minutes to bake.

Layered with sour cream and fluffy egg white filling, a rich Lotus caramelised biscuit base, and a cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are irresistible. Finish with a strawberry and serve. These cupcakes are best made and eaten on the same day.

How to make strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 90g plain flour
  • 90g unsalted butter
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 100g Lotus Caramelised biscuits
  • 30g butter
  • 40g chopped strawberries plus 12 to decorate

For the buttercream:

  • 60g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 200g cream cheese - cold
  • 300g icing sugar

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 1

Crush the biscuits by popping them into a sandwich bag and the rolling over with a rolling pin and chop 40g of fresh strawberries

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 2

Mix the crumb with the butter and pop a dessertspoon of the crumb in the cases, pressing down with the back of the spoon. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 3

Beat the egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Don’t overbeat or it will become watery. Leave to one side.
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 4

Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy and then add half the flour and the sour cream, beat until smooth and then add the remainder of the flour and beat again. Gently fold in the egg whites and then gently fold in the chopped strawberries

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 5

Pop the batter on top of the biscuit bases, filling to ¾ full and bake for half an hour, depending on your oven.
Once the cakes are done the will have a lovely golden colour. If they are ready, remove and cool on a wire rack.

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes: Step 6

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

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Add the butter to a large bowl and mix a little of the icing sugar in at a time using a wooden spoon. Once all the icing sugar has been mixed it will seem quite dry, add all the cream cheese and beat until smooth. Don’t over beat or the mixture will be runny. Add colour if you’d like


Add the 1M piping nozzle to the piping bag and pipe swirls on each of the cupcakes by starting in the centre, use the cases as a guide and pipe up into a swirl, to finish push down gently and pull up quickly.


Add a strawberry to each cupcake and sprinkle with crumbs.These cake can be kept in the fridge until you need them.


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