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Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cut into a festively decorated Triple Chocolate Cupcake to reveal a Christmas tree cheesecake.Each little dessert is festively decorated with a Christmas tree on top too, so they are just as pretty on the outside as they are inside.

Ingredients

CHEESECAKE TREES

16
ounces (2 blocks) cream cheese (do not use light or no fat)
2/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup heavy whipping cream
2
large eggs
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
Green food coloring

CUPCAKES

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix (or other chocolate mix)
1 1/4
cups whole milk or water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
large eggs
3
tubs Betty Crocker™ ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
8
ounces white jimmies (sprinkles)

Directions

  • 1 Combine cream cheese, sugar, heavy whipping cream, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor, pulse until smooth. Alternatively, mix cream cheese and sugar together until well blended. Add whipping cream, eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add some green food coloring and some peppermint extract, if desired, until you get the desired shade of green.
  • 2 Line a 9x13 pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Pour cheesecake batter into the pan and bake at 325°F for 16-18 minutes. Allow cheesecake to cool for 30 minutes, then freeze for about 2 hours.
  • 3 Holding onto the foil, lift the cheesecake out of the pan and set it on a cutting board. Use a small 1 inch tall Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut 48 trees out of the cheesecake. Youll need to keep the cuts very close together. Set the cheesecake trees on a tray lined with non-stick tin foil. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • 4 Make cake batter according to package instructions. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each cupcake liner.
  • 5 Stack two trees together, then press them down into the center of the cupcake liners.
  • 6 Cover the cheesecake trees with batter, equally dividing the remaining batter among the cupcakes.
  • 7 Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes until they look dry on top and you can touch the top of a cupcake and it springs back. Allow to cool completely. When you remove the cupcakes from the pan, draw a mark on the bottom of each cupcake liner, showing the front, so you know which direction to cut into them later.
  • 8 Heat 1 tub of Betty Crocker™ Vanilla Frosting in the microwave, just to melt the frosting slightly. Dip the cupcakes in the frosting then roll in white jimmies (sprinkles.) If the frosting is too thin, just allow it to cool, stirring frequently until it thickens slightly.
  • 9 Color two tubs of Betty Crocker™ Vanilla Frosting using Betty Crocker™ Green Gel Coloring until you get the desired shade of green.
  • 10 Fill a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with the green frosting.
  • 11 Pipe a tall swirl of green frosting in the center of each cupcake.
  • 12 Use the mark you drew on the bottom of each cupcake as a guide. Set the cupcakes facing you. Add a yellow sprinkle star on top of each tree facing forward, that way youll know which direction to cut the cupcakes to reveal the front of the cheesecake tree. Sprinkle on some colored non-pareils.
  • 13 Serve the cupcakes. Cut across the front of each cupcake revealing the cheesecake tree.
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Step By Step  

There's a holiday surprise hidden inside these festive Christmas tree cupcakes!

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

Finding packages under your tree is a Christmas tradition.

Finding a cheesecake tree stuffed inside a cupcake isn't – yet. It's so much fun to cut into a festively decorated cupcake to find a surprise hiding inside! Each of these Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Cupcakes has a cheesecake tree baked within and is topped with a Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting swirled tree. They'll look beautiful on your Christmas table, and are so decadent that both kids and adults will surely enjoy them.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Allow yourself some time to make each component of this recipe. Start by combining cream cheese, sugar, heavy whipping cream, eggs, and vanilla in a food processor, and pulse until smooth. If you don’t have a food processor, mix cream cheese and sugar together in a bowl until well-blended. Then add whipping cream, eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add some Betty Crocker green gel food coloring and some peppermint extract (if desired) until you get the desired shade of green.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Line a 9x13-inch pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Pour cheesecake batter into the pan and bake at 325ºF for 16-18 minutes. Allow cheesecake to cool for 30 minutes, then freeze for about two hours.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Holding onto the foil, lift the cheesecake out of the pan and set it on a cutting board. Use a small, 1-inch tall Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut 48 trees out of the cheesecake. You'll need to keep the cuts very close together. Set the cheesecake trees on a tray lined with non-stick aluminum foil. Freeze for 20 minutes.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Make cake batter according to package instructions. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each cupcake liner.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Stack two trees together, and then press them down into the center of the cupcake liners.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cover the cheesecake trees with batter, equally dividing the remaining batter among the cupcakes.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Bake at 350ºF for 18-22 minutes until they look dry on top, and you can touch the top of a cupcake and have it spring back. Allow to cool completely. When you remove the cupcakes from the pan, draw a mark on the bottom of each cupcake liner, showing the front, so you know which direction to cut into them later.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Heat one tub of Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting in the microwave, just to melt the frosting slightly. Dip the cupcakes in the frosting, then roll in white jimmies (sprinkles.) If the frosting is too thin, allow it to cool, stirring frequently until it thickens slightly.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Color two tubs of Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting using Betty Crocker Green Gel Coloring until you get the desired shade of green.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Fill a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with the green frosting.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Pipe a tall swirl of green frosting in the center of each cupcake.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Use the mark you drew on the bottom of each cupcake as a guide. Set the cupcakes facing you. Add a yellow sprinkle star on top of each tree facing forward, that way you'll know which direction to cut the cupcakes to reveal the front of the cheesecake tree. Sprinkle on some colored nonpareils.


Cheesecake Stuffed Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Serve the cupcakes. Cut across the front of each cupcake to reveal the cheesecake tree, and enjoy people's reactions!

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