Recipe courtesy of Kevin VanDeraa
Show: Cupcake Wars
Episode: Yo Gabba Gabba
Toodee Fruity-Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
12 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
12 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:
Cheesecake Batter:
Pound Cake Batter:
Decorations:
Lightened Cream Cheese Frosting:

Directions

Decorations:

For the graham cracker crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners. 

Toss the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar together and place a heaping teaspoon in the bottom of each of the 12 cupcake liners in the pan. Tap down with the bottom of a whisk to make a hard flat surface in the bottom of the cupcake liner. Bake for 5 minutes. 

For the cheesecake batter: In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and salt. When all the lumps are gone, add the egg and mix to fully incorporate. Fold in the blueberries using a rubber spatula and set aside. 

For the pound cake batter: Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda, and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl between additions. Alternately add the sour cream and dry ingredients in three batches ending with the dry. Add the vanilla extract and mix to fully incorporate. 

To assemble: Fill the baking cups with the graham cracker crust about halfway with the pound cake batter. With a teaspoon make a well in the middle of the batter. Spoon about a teaspoon of the cheesecake batter into the well. Bake until the top of the cupcake begins to turn brown and the cake portion feels firm to the finger, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and cool completely. 

For the decorations: Roll out both fondants to 1/8-inch thick. Cut large ovals from the white fondant and small circles (pupils) from the black fondant. Affix the pupils to the eyes with the egg white. Make 24 fondant eyes, 2 per cupcake. 

With a round pastry tip, using a circular motion, frost the cupcakes with the Lightened Cream Cheese Frosting. Affix the eyes in the center of the cupcake. 

Lightened Cream Cheese Frosting:

Cream together the cream cheese and butter, stopping to scrape down the bowl and ensure there are no lumps. Add the confectioners' sugar and blue food coloring and mix to fully incorporate. Set aside. Whip the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract until whipped cream is formed. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Put mixture into a pastry bag affixed with a round tip.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

The Ultimate Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcake

Recipe courtesy of Allysa Torey

Lizzie's Strawberry Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Cannoli Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Michele Kenno

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking