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Mochaccino Cheesecake Cupcakes: Cupcake Show #22

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I've taken my chocolate cheesecake, added some espresso, turned it into a cupcake and topped with coffee flavored whipped cream. Need I say, more?
Ingredients
For crust
  Chocolate cookie crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
For filling
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Semi sweet chocolate 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Espresso coffee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), hot (or 1 t. espresso powder mixed in 1/4 cup hot water)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Coffee liqueur 2 Tablespoon (Khalua)
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
For coffe flavored whipped cream
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Coffee liqueur 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Line the muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
For crust
3. In a small bowl, all the ingredients for the crust and mix well until the crumbs are moist.
4. Divide the crumb equally into cupcake wells and press crumbs down to make a crust. Set aside.

MAKING
For filling
5. In a mixer bowl, fitted in a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
6. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat at low speed until very smooth. While beating scrape the sides of bowl once with a spatula.
7. In a microwave proof bowl, put together chocolate and espresso, if needed microwave for 15-20 seconds until chocolate is smooth.
8. Pour the chocolate mixture to cream cheese mixture and blend well.
9. Add heavy cream, salt, coffee liqueur, and vanilla, and mix until just combined.
10. Pour about ΒΌ cup of the batter into each cup over the crust and bake for about 30 minutes.

FINALIZING
11. Remove and allow the cupcakes to cool in pan on cooling rack for 1 hour.
12. As the cupcakes are at room temperature, cover the pan with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours.
For coffee flavoured whipped cream
13. In a mixer bowl, fitted in a stand mixer, beat together all the ingredient for whipped cream, until soft peak consistency.
14. Remove the cupcakes from pan using a spatula and spoon or pipe the whipped cream on top of each cupcake.

SERVING
15. Serve as desired.

Things You Will Need
12 cup muffin pan, cupcake liners, spatula, stand mixer

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cream Cheese
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
285 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
315 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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