Recipe courtesy of Alison Riede
Show: Cupcake Wars
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Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting
Total:
55 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
12 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
55 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
12 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Candied Pecans:
Honey Blue Cheese Frosting:
Cheddar Cheese Crisps:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners. 

In a large bowl, mix the flour, granulated sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, vanilla and egg. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full and bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool. 

Spoon a tablespoon of Candied Pecans on each cooled cupcake. Then frost each cupcake with Honey Blue Cheese Frosting. Finally, garnish with a Cheddar Cheese Crisp and 1 whole candied pecan.

Candied Pecans:

Combine the brown sugar, 1/4 cup water and butter in saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar melts. Stir in all the pecans. Continue cooking over medium heat until the sugar reaches a full boil, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully as the sugar will boil fairly quickly. As soon as the mixture reaches full boil, remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool. Remove the whole pecans and save for garnish. Spoon candied pecans over cupcakes when sugar becomes sticky and not too runny. 

Honey Blue Cheese Frosting:

Cream the cream cheese and butter together in a mixer. Add the blue cheese and honey. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Cheddar Cheese Crisps:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Drop quarter-size mounds of cheese on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the cheese is crispy, about 5 minutes. 

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

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