Saturday, April 16, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cheesecake Filling

 

There are so many cupcake recipes out there, however I wanted to try and come up with a new one.  I made a strawberry cupcake then filled it with a cheesecake center and topped it off with a  strawberry-cream cheese frosting and some colored sugar.  So simple, but oh so good!


Ingredients are as follows:

Cupcakes:
1 strawberry cake mix
2/3 C yogurt (or sour cream)
1/2 C oil
1/2 C water
2 eggs

Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
6 ounces vanilla flavored yogurt
1/4 C sugar

Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 C strawberry preserves
1 C powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease cupcake pans or line with paper wrappers.  This recipe made sixteen cupcakes.                       

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, yogurt, oil, water and eggs.


Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pans, fill about 2/3 full; set aside.


Cream together the cream cheese, vanilla flavored yogurt and sugar.


Take a small spoonful of mixture and drop it into the center of each cupcake batter. (Do not push the mixture down, it will sink into the cupcakes during baking.)


Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.                     (A toothpick inserted into the center will not come out clean due to the cheesecake filling.) 
 

Allow to cool in pan for five minutes then remove from pan and continue to let cool.  While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting by creaming together the cream cheese, preserves and powdered sugar.     (If you have any extra cheesecake filling toss it in too so you don't waste it.)


Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with the strawberry cream cheese frosting and sprinkle on some colored sugar.



 

99 comments:

  1. Lovely idea...i LOVE cheesecake! Will try this, but perhaps with my own cake mixture and just add a bit of flavouring! Thanks for sharing the idea! Stopping over from FTLOB.

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  2. OMG! These look fantastic! I will definitely be trying these!

    Stopping by from FTLOB :-)

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  3. These look sooo good! I love the strawberry flavor for spring. :)

    Thanks for sharing this with So Sweet Sunday!

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  4. Yum! I've been craving strawberry cupcakes, and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Leslie

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I'm sure these are tasty. I will have to try this idea for myself soon. So glad you shared....found you at Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

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  6. So pretty and look so delicious! Please share with our readers by linking your recipe up to Muffin Monday. Thanks!


    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-applesauce-muffins

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  7. This looks really yummy! Might have found what I'm going to do later with my daughter!!

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  8. These look so yummy! thanks for sharing on MIYMM!

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  9. These look absolutely delicious! What a nice treat to see something other than the regular cupcakes! You came up with a winner!

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  10. These look unbelievable! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  11. I LOVE PINK and I also had a cupcake this weekend with something in the middle (hidden secret)... I must try this next time I make cupcakes!!

    Myself and two other bloggers are hosting a linky party called THIS WEEK's CRAVINGS and this week we are looking for "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think your recipe would be perfect! We'd love for you to stop on by and link up if you wish!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  12. These look yummy! Do you have a e-mail sign-up on your blog?

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    1. Thank you...you can sign up on my sidebar :)

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  13. Hey Lisa~
    I love the ingredients in your cupcakes! Yum! I can think of MANY people who would LOVE these! Thanks so much for adding them to Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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  14. Yummy! I want to run out to the store for these ingredients now. I'm a new follower from Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

    Donna
    http://potofgoldgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  15. Little bites of strawberry cheesecake. Sounds delicious!

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  16. Thanks a lot for sharing...Oh my..this is so sinfully delicious.

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  17. Oh my - i think my waistline expanded just reading about these delicious cupcakes!

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  18. Oh, gosh, those look so good. I might have to try this for the kids (and the big kids...haha) at Easter. They look fabulous!

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  19. Oh wow, those look SO good! It's not even 9am and I'm craving a cupcake!!

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  20. WOW! These look amazing. Can't wait to try them.

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  21. Oh my goodness how fantastic these look!!!

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  22. Wow those look amazing! My girls would die because they are pink..lol I would love one of these with my coffee this morning, thanks for sharing :)

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  23. oh my goodness these sound decadent and yummy!!

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  24. Oh wow! I've never been able to figure out how to put cheesecake inside cupcakes and now I know! You're an angel!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and I can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog!

    Simply Kate

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  25. Wow I don't know what to say except delicious!! I am a new follower also and would love for you to come check me out at The Farm Girl Recipes. Thanks!

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  26. Oh my gosh...these look amazing...my mouth is watering just reading the recipe!!!

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  27. Oh I cant wait to make these.

    I LOVE Cream Cheese. Thanks for linking up to Made it on Monday!

    :)

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  28. These look amazing! Strawberry cupcakes are my FAVORITE!!

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  29. What a great idea for Easter! New gfc friend from Welcome Wed. PLease follow back @ http://simplyshopandsave.ca

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  30. That looks very yummy. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to stop back and grab my button to either add to the end of your post or your sidebar. Thanks so much.

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  31. Hi Lisa,
    I just love your Strawberry cupcakes. I can almost taste one right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Hope you have a wonderful week end!

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  32. Wow, these look delicious! I can't wait to give them a try.

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  33. I love a filled cupcake, especially when it's filled with cream cheese.

    I would be honored if you shared this on my Sweet Tooth Friday linky. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/21/quick-no-rise-chocolate-cinnamon-rolls/

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  34. These made my heart smile. Who doesn't love a happy pink cupcake? Esp. one filled with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. These are so sweet...I love the pink and then they are stuffed!! Hello!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

    Oh, and if you haven’t done so already - don’t forget to pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the Joey Totes Earth Day GIVEAWAY!!!

    **Bloggy Tip of The Day - Make sure you have an email address associated with your profile to make it easier for people to reply to your comments!! :) **

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  36. These look wonderful!!! And so simple! Love it!

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  37. Oh man, these sound sooooo good!

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  38. yum yum, looks delicious, especially that last photo - the shot from what's inside... you know what they say, it's what's inside that counts ;)

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  39. Your step-by-steps are amazing! Love the addition of sour cream--oh, the cupcakes look sublime!

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  40. Thank you for joining my dessert party with this delicious cupcake recipe with cream cheese. Yummy. Most people can't resist the cream cheese.
    :-)

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  41. I want to bite into those. That cream cheese filling would be sublime. Looks like you were the Top #1 spot for last week's Sweets for a Saturday. Congrats!!!

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  42. Hi there just saw these at Roz's, what a great shot of these luscious cupcakes in her line up... got to try them! thanks for posting and congrats on being in the lineup this week!

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  43. I love the idea of a filling in cupcakes - the richer, the better. Thanks for linking up to A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!
    Kim

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  44. I think this strawberry cupcakes are amazing! love them! gloria

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  45. I will have to try it next saturday. Drop in and red my recipes on my blog.

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  46. oh my gosh, these look wonderful!!

    hey i do a blog hop on sundays called savory sundays and i would love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes!!

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  47. These look sooo good! I am definately trying these next!

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  48. These look amazing. If you want you can share your recipe at my Treat Day Wednesday link up.
    http://bit.ly/lrq6Gy

    I could see these getting the thumbs up from my girls!

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  49. So cute and they sound so tasty! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

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  50. can I just say... AMAZING! Come on over tomorrow and link to my Tasty Tuesday party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  51. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday @ Nap Time Creations! Come back and link again next week! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  52. o man these look amazing!!!
    new follower!:)

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  53. Wow I have to make these - they look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  54. These look beautiful. Thank you for linking these at Joy of Desserts.

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  55. Yum! I'm going to make this with my little girl today, so cute!

    Visiting from VoiceBoks! :)
    Amanda

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  56. You had me at "cheesecake"! These look delicious, and they're very pretty, too!

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  57. Thanks so much for linking these up on the Sweet Treats party today, fantastic recipe!!!!

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  58. These are the cutest little treats ever. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

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  59. These look great, and I love that they're made with a cake mix.

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  60. Wow these look amazing!!


    This is a perfect recipe for this week's Sharing Sundays because our theme is RED!!! We would love if you would drop by and link up this recipe and any other recipes that have RED ingredients such as, Strawberries, Marinara Sauce, Red Peppers, Tomatoes etc.

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

    Ellen

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  61. Those look SUPER yummy! What a great recipe too... will be trying these soon!
    The Daily Dish

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  62. I love the idea of the cheesecake filling and a cream cheese frosting. Yum! Thanks for sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesday.

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  63. Just found you and these via Pinterest.

    Repinned! They look awesome!!

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  64. My son loves strawberry cake and cream cheese....can't wait to make these for him!

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  65. Do you think the cream cheese center can be used in between the layers as a filling after the cake has been baked but before you frost the whole thing?

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    1. I'm sure it could be since it doesn't contain any raw eggs.

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  66. Oh I love them & I can feel the taste with cheese filling.I am going to save this recipe & will try soon....Thanks for the step by step pics & instructions....
    Thank you for sharing with Decorating Challenge. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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  67. These look too good! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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  68. Hey Lisa! Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing this recipe with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. I can just taste these..they look so yummy! Love the photos too! Hope you will be a regular with us each Tuesday. Have a blessed week.
    Carrie -younglivingoillady.com

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  69. These are almost too pretty to eat - almost! Thanks for linking - following you from Kids in the Kitchen!

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  70. Made these today for hubby for our anniversary, lol. They were delish! (Kids loved them, too.)
    Any idea on a calorie count per cupcake?

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments Laura. I'm so happy that you all enjoyed them! I'm sorry, I don't have any idea on the nutritional information.

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  71. I just this on Serendipity and Spice - Manic Monday - my mouth starting watering and I feel I need to run out and get some ingredients - plus I love pink!

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  72. Okay I gave cream filling a try with the cupcakes I made for my daughter's birthday but for them I had to cut a hole and insert the filling afterwards. You're telling me I can insert the filling beforehand with this?! Yes! I'm loving it. Can't wait to try it. I'd love for you to link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday tomorrow on Cornerstone Confessions.

    Stopping over from Serendipity and Spice.

    Kathy

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  73. Making these right now to take to a church dinner tomorrow. I hope there are some left to take.!!!

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  74. These are incredibly delicious. Made them for my niece's baby shower, now the entire family clamors for them. I'm going to try using other flavors of cake mix and frosting. This ones a keeper.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed them...thanks for the sweet comments :)

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  75. These look great! I want to make these for my daughter's birthday now! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  76. thank you so much for this recipe I am going to make them next weekend for a birthday :)

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  77. thank you so much for this recipe I am going to make them next weekend for a birthday :)

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  78. Thank you for sharing these cupcakes at my link party. They look so yummy. I pinned them and I'm sharing them on fb.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  79. I love strawberries! What a great idea for cupcakes too with the cheesecake filling. Yumm. Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

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  80. Do you make the box cake as what it says on the box plus the other stuff or no

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    1. No, you just use the dry mix and the ingredients on my list...do not add the ones on the box :)

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  81. I love the color of this cupcake! And that filling is perfect! My girls would go crazy over these!

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  82. I'm so glad you linked up this recipe out of all of your recipes with cheese! It's so unique and I'm sure it will be a bit hit.

    Glad to have you at Future Expat's Sunday Required Ingredient Recipe link party!

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  83. These are so easy that I am adding them to my already huge Thanksgiving menu but too good to pass up! Delish looking n pretty too!

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  84. Would using strawberry yogurt in the filling enhance the strawberry flavor?

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  85. I'm making these now . . . however the frosting looks pure white in the picture and after I added the preserves . . . it looks brownish pink. Tastes good and is also really thin. Did I do something wrong? The cupcakes look divine!

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    1. The frosting isn't pure white because of the preserves and it's thinner then a regular frosting. If you'd like it thicker you can add more cream cheese :)

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  86. My center cooked through so it wasn't a gooey center as I was expecting...is this how it is supposed to be? Or did I do something wrong?

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    1. My centers don't cook all the ways through. I'm wondering if it was too little of a spoonful or either they were cooked for too long.

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