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Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

A darling Valentine's Day take on classic cheesecake! Serve your sweetie these cute and creamy cupcakes. They're a breeze to make and everyone gets the perfect serving!

Hands-on Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 50 min.| Serves: 12 | Difficulty: Medium

Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Cheesecake Cupcakes:
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Strawberry Sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Divide the crust evenly into the bottom of the muffin tin and gently press the crust down.
  3. Bake for 5-6 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer.
  5. Add in the sour cream, ¼ cup sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  6. Pour the cheesecake mix into each muffin cup, about 4 tablespoons of filling in each, filled almost to the top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheesecakes are set. The cheesecake should still jiggle slightly.
  8. Allow cupcakes to cool completely and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  9. Meanwhile, add the strawberries, lemon juice and sugar into a small saucepan.
  10. Simmer on low for 15 minutes, mashing the strawberries while cooking. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  11. Place in a food processor or immersion blender and pulse until creamy and thick.
  12. Drizzle sauce over cheesecake muffins and serve.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 260, Calories from Fat 180, Total Fat 20g (31% DV), Saturated Fat 11g (55% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 90mg (30% DV), Sodium 210mg (9% DV), Carbohydrates 17g (6% DV), Dietary Fiber < 1g (2% DV), Sugars 12g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%.

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