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French Vanilla Cheesecake Cupcakes

How about French Vanilla Cheesecake Cupcakes for the dessert win? It's like two desserts in one! Cheesecake filling is nestled inside a delicious vanilla cupcake and topped with the most delicious vanilla frosting ever - don't forget the sprinkles!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, french vanilla cheesecake cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp International Delight French Vanilla Fat Free and Sugar Free creamer

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese 1 package - softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Vanilla Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp International Delight French Vanilla Fat Free and Sugar Free creamer

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl and set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in the whole egg first, mixing until well combined, and then add the egg white, beating again.
  • Add in the vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape down the bowl if necessary.
  • Add in half of the flour mixture and then the milk, beating until just combined.
  • Add in the remaining flour mixture and then creamer, beating until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Bake for 19-22 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least one hour. Once cool, use a small knife or a corer to remove the center of the cupcakes.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Remove from mixing bowl and place in fridge.
  • Beat cream cheese in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla and continue beating until well combined.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Transfer cheesecake mixture into a large ziploc bag. Cut off one bottom corner of the bag and use the bag to pipe the filling into the cheesecakes. You will have some leftover. Make parfaits with the cored cupcakes :)

Vanilla Frosting

  • Beat butter for several minutes until nice and creamy. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, then the vanilla extract and creamer. If the frosting is too thick, add additional creamer 1 tsp at a time. Too thin, add powdered sugar 1/4 cup a time.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with sprinkles and a cherry if you'd like.
  • Store in the refrigerator

Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 949IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg