Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake

cherry cheesecake cupcake
My Cassie works at Maple Mountain High school, and the other day, one of her co workers did the nicest thing for my family and I had to come up with a “thank you” that matched the act! I found out that she was a lover of diet coke, like me, and so that made sense to take her a 12 pack of this bubbly goodness but that just wasn’t enough!
I came up with this cupcake and I hope she liked it as much as we did. It is seriously heaven in a cupcake! My husband Mikie came home at  ate 3 before she changed his clothes from work.
1 Yellow cake mix
3 egg whites
1 cup water
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding
2 sticks of butter
1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 can cherry pie filling
graham cracker crumbs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake papers, and set aside. Combine cake mix, egg whites, water and mayo. Add half of the box of pudding. Keep the rest of the pudding for the icing.
  • Fill cupcake liners until they are 3/4 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or they pop up by a soft touch. Let cool a little bit.
  • Find a round object in your kitchen to make the holes in the middle of the cupcakes. I used the end of my rolling pin. Gently press to make the holes.

cherry cheesecake cupcake 1

  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs in the hole and on the top of the cupcake. Fill hole with cherry pie filling. I mostly used the cherries for the middle.

cherry cheesecake cupcake 2

  • In a bowl, cream together butter, vanilla and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Slowly add the pudding to the mixture and then gradually add the powdered sugar until it is the consistency that you want.
  • Frost your cupcakes and add a dollop of cherry filling to the top and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
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