Though this particular recipe calls for using Raspberries and Raspberry preserves,
just about any fruit can be substituted. For that matter, you could even replace the
Nilla wafers with a bit of graham cracker crumbs, toffee bits, or even Oreo cookie
wafers. The basic recipe is a breeze, so use your imagination from there.
Thanks to Philly Cream Cheese for the recipe!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients...
2 packages of Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese (don't skimp, please buy Philadelphia)
12 Nilla wafers (or other crust option, see below)
Two large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon butter flavor extract
1 package fresh raspberries (or other fruit option, see below)
Other items needed:
12 paper cupcake liners
Other items (mere suggestions):
Cake decorating tube with tip large enough to squeeze filling through.
or plastic bag with a small corner of the bag cut off.
Powdered sugar for decoration, though not entirely necessary.
You may find yourself in love with these little cupcakes, because they
are so easy, and so forgiving of variables.
Dark chocolate crust with blueberries? Strawberries? Cherries?
Graham cracker crust with cherry pie filling on top?
Nilla wafer crust with lemon curd topping?
Practically any crumbled cookie, or cookie left whole, if it fits into the bottom
of a cupcake liner will do just fine.
Just about any jam, jelly, preserve, pie filling, etc. is fine for the well in
the center of the cupcake.