Saturday, May 15, 2010

cupcakes reinvented..kind of

after the great dessert debate, i decided on making red velvet/cheesecake marbled cupcakes. i made the cheesecake part first, and boy did it smell good. then the cake part; red velvet batter tastes amazing i might add. anyways, these came out ok. i didn't love them as i hoped, they were just good. the cupcake was just a little bit dry and i wish there was more cheesecake on top. if i were to make these again, i think i would double the cheesecake recipe part so there was a thicker layer on the cupcake. i think i would also cut the orange zest in half (it's in the cheesecake), it was a wee bit too strong for me, i wanted to taste more cupcake. or i could just put none at all. and there was actually more of a coco taste in this recipe too. so, all in all, i guess i'm saying i much prefer Paula Deen's recipe. next time, i would just make her recipe, and follow the cheesecake recipe from the one i made. although, the cream cheese icing was amazing!! yummm...this review sounds kind of negative, but i would still give it about a 7/10. and it's not like they won't be eaten-oh they will! my pictures aren't great, but the cupcakes looked cool at least with the swirls and all.
would definitely add more cheesecake next time
anywho, today my mom and i are heading out to a furniture store-she wants to show me a couch and 2 wing back chairs she has picked out for the living room, to see what i think. other than that, i'm not doing much. it's a pretty nice day, about 17 degrees, so hopefully i can enjoy it.
happy saturday!

10 comments:

Kaleena J. said...

Yum! Looks delish.

Have a fun rest of the weekend!
<3

the southern hostess said...

I love red velvet! I guess you can't beat the classic version.

Magpie said...

I'd eat them! Oh, I'd definitely eat them!

Amanda said...

Those look good!

Kelly and Sara said...

So great! Been married since Sept. and not quite Martha Stewart...working on the whole domesticated thing. Hope you have a great weekend :)

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suki said...

They still look and sound great! :) Glad you tried out the cupcake idea.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Yum, those look SO GOOD!

oohmyfavorite.com said...

They look great, and I love the idea. I was dreaming about your dilemma post all weekend, btw.

As a fellow cook I understand how hard we can be on ourselves in the kitchen. I'll take a 7/10 though. Full-fledged culinary meltdowns are the worst!

molly YEH! said...

omg that's amazing. red velvet is my all time fave. and i've been dreaming about cheesecake lately! that's nuts.

Julia said...

Yum! These look great!

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