I decided to "come out" about my pregnancy using pink (cherry) and blue (blueberry) cupcakes, and this recipe caught my eye for the former. I made the batter and cheesecake filling exactly by the recipe, but because I needed to be able to frost the cupcakes pink, I added the pie filling on top of the cheesecake layer and then put just enough cupcake batter over that to cover the cherries. Baking time was about the same and they rose beautifully in the oven but, as expected, they sank in the middle when they cooled. But, nothing a whole gob of cherry-flavored pink frosting couldn't hide! The cupcakes were a hit, and the cherries were still moist without making the cupcakes soggy. And now I can finally stop minimizing my web browser everytime someone walks by while I'm shopping for baby strollers =)
I cooked these for my son's first birthday. They were quite good but I think I made them too large so I didn't get the yield I needed. It worked out great though. They were raved about.
These are striking looking cupcakes. I did come out with 28 cupcakes, but I doubled the cheesecake filling. Before adding the cheesecake filling, I formed a "hollow" with a spoon in the cupcake batter so that I could add more cheesecake filling to each cupcake. I would highly recommend these cupcakes. Thank you for posting this recipe.
Followed this recipe exactly and the outcome was amazing! I made these for my boyfriend's work function and he came back with rave reviews. Something along the lines of, "they were like eating heaven"...haha. I measured out a 1/4 cup batter for each cupcake and in the end I only had 16 instead of 28. The recipe can easily be doubled though, and next time I'll have to do that since people were eating them like crazy! Thanks for the awesome recipe. It's definitely a keeper!
The only thing I would change is less cake mix and more cheese filling. I think next time I'll use something like a large thimble to make a good place to put the cherry filling. But the recipe is really quite delicious.