Pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes

    55 min

    I combined a few recipes to make cupcakes that taste like pumpkin cheesecake. The family loved them! These cupcakes really should be made the day before, as well as the frosting. I stored mine in tupperware in the fridge so they set up nicely.

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    Serves: 24 

    • Base
    • 140g Digestive biscuits
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
    • 85g butter, melted
    • Filling
    • 675g cream cheese
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g dark brown sugar
    • 425g pumpkin puree
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 eggs
    • Topping
    • 230g soured cream
    • 3 tablespoons icing sugar, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, for garnish

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line 2 12-hole muffin tins with foil liners.
    2. Crush biscuits and 2 tablespoons ground ginger together in a resealable plastic bag; pour into a bowl. Add butter to biscuit mixture and mix with a fork until blended.
    3. Beat cream cheese, caster sugar and brown sugar together in a large bowl until creamy; beat in pumpkin puree. Add cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt; add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
    4. Press 1 tablespoon biscuit mixture into the base of each muffin case, pressing mixture slightly up the sides of the liners. Fill each cup with cream cheese mixture.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops are smooth and cupcakes jiggle slightly when moved, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
    6. Stir soured cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top each cupcake with frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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    it you're looking for even quicker recipes try using gingerbread snap cookies (you can buy anywhere, the small round ones) for the crust.  -  09 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were pretty good! The ginger is very strong, so if you are not a fan, you may want to cut back to 1 tbs. in the crust. The filling had a great flavor. I was uncertain of the sour cream frosting and making it as written had it to runny. I cut back the vanilla to 1 tsp. and it came together nicely! It really complimented the favor and added a burst of flavor. Great recipe!  -  07 Oct 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these for my office pot luck as a Christmas dessert using the small ginger snap cookies,less ginger and made them as mini muffins (48 of them). These bite size gems were a absolute hit with my co-workers!  -  11 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)