Bertie’s 12 Days of Christmas Baking: Day 2
So as some of you may know today is NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY!
However… it is also my Birthday….which most of you would think “How Freaking Cool to have National Cupcake Day on your Birthday” BUUUUUT I have been instructed by both my sister ANNNND The Boss that I am NOT under any circumstances to make myself my own Birthday Cupcakes Apparently they would start worrying about me if I started baking myself my own Birthday treats (I guess this isn’t the time to tell them I bought myself a few birthday presents? Hehehe!)
Anyways, so what I am willing to do is continue with my 12 Days of Christmas baking and then TOMORROW… give you a Christmas themed Cupcake! HA… not on my Birthday!
SO on with the Cheese cakes!
These are super simple and REALLY delish! You are going to want to make these for your next dinner party or event that you have to bring a dessert! And they are NOT cupcakes!
It all starts with my favorite store bought cookie!
These mini cheese cakes are great time savers because you don’t even have to make your own crusts! Just stick your Nilla wafers in the bottom of the mini cupcake trays and fill with your own favorite Cheese Cake filling! I went super easy and used the cheese cake recipe right off the Philadelphia label! Remember that your cheese cake is not going to rise a whole lot, so go ahead, fill ‘em up!
The only snag I ran into here was that I was a genius and forgot to buy the Nilla Minis! They fit into the bottom of your mini cupcake trays a lot better, and therefore I actually ended up trimming down my wafers before use!
As soon as you take out your Cheese Cakes to cool, go ahead and pop in something decorative for the top of the cake! I used little chocolate pops that were red and green, but you can do whatever you like… just wait until they come out of the oven to decorate or otherwise your decorations will sink in the batter!
Once removed from the oven let the cheese cakes cool completely in the pan, otherwise you risk the cheese cake shrinking away from the wrapper. Then when the cheese cakes are at around room temperature refrigerate before serving; believe me, they are best served cold!
Thanks for reading! Come back tomorrow for the Cupcakes!