Saturday, January 8, 2011

Banana Cream Cheesecake and Mini Gluten Free Cupcakes, Oh My!

This morning has been spent doing one of my favorite things....BAKING!  My beautiful best friend came over last night so I wasn't able to make her surprise cheesecake until this morning.

I fit in a short arm and ab workout before heading to the store to get my ingredients for Banana Cream Cheesecake.


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Last night I was thinking of making a plain cheesecake, but I wasn't sure if that was what Kristy would want.  So I asked her what her favorite dessert was and she kept going in between cheesecake and banana cream pie.  And then banana cream cheesecake was born.

I followed this Banana Cream Cheesecake recipe exactly, but I'm adding vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and bananas to make it beautiful!  I'll post a picture of the finished product tomorrow!

I also made a box of Betty Crocker gluten-free Devils Food cake into mini chocolate surprise cupcakes.


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I added 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce to the cake mix.  I poured half the cupcake tray with the cake mixture and then a small dollop of:

  • 4 oz cream cheese

  • 1/2 of 1 egg

  • a couple of packets of stevia

  • chopped chocolate

Then I covered the cream cheese mixture with the rest of the cake batter.  I give you gluten-free chocolate surprise mini cupcakes!

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Happy Birthday Kristy!!! You are the best!!


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See you all tomorrow with an update of Kristy's birthday and the picture of the cheesecake!!!



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