Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thunder Thighs Thursday--Cheesecake Cupcakes

Thunder Thighs Thursday will include a dessert that is quite contrary from yesterday's Weigh Less Wednesday. These desserts are not low fat, nor will they ever be. They are rich and delicious, and if you are trying to lose weight, they should be saved only for times of splurge. Life consists of splurges in all different fashions so don't beat yourself up about indulging in a high-powered confection like these every now and again. It's okay; life goes on. And as always, enjoy!

Momaw and her youngest grandchild, Leigh Anna
 Meet Momaw, Brandon's grandmother. Now let me begin by saying that Momaw does not have thunder thighs! I repeat, Momaw does not have thunder thighs! My inspiration for including Momaw in this first dessert post was not the size of her legs, rather the delicious desserts she prepares when the family gets together. Momaw has to be one of the most beautiful grandmothers I have ever met. In fact, what is so great about Momaw is that she is just as beautiful on the inside. She has a heart for the Lord and is a faithful servant of his. She is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; Momaw loves her family. When I first met Brandon, he immediately began telling me about his family and how both if his grandmothers are great cooks. Then when I went to visit Momaw and Popaw I got to see for myself how right Brandon was. Momaw prepared a spread for Sunday lunch--chicken, squash casserole, brown rice, corn, beans, bread, and (drumroll, please) Cheesecake Cupcakes for dessert. She had also made pound cake to eat throughout the weekend, which everyone raves over, but my heart instantly fell for the cheesecake cupcakes. What a delicious little treat they were! To this day, there aren't too many family get-togethers where cheesecake cupcakes are missing from the menu. They are small and not as overwhelmningly fattening as a slice of cheesecake would be; therefore, they may not be the most appropriate post for Thunder Thighs Thursday. But when I think of a never-failing, crowd-pleasing dessert, cheesecake cupcakes instantly come to mind. So here they are folks...Momaw's Cheesecake Cupcakes. Enjoy!

Momaw's Cheesecake Cupcakes
3 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

To make filling, combine the following ingredients in a seperate bowl:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Fill muffin tins with 24 paper liners.

Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (eggs, sugar, vanilla) and mix until well combined. Fill paper-lined tins with mix. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes until light brown. Remove from oven. After a few seconds, when center falls, add filling. Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes. Keep refrigerated (can freeze).

1 comment:

  1. If that brown rice you mentioned is the same brown rice that Mrs. Kathy cooks, IT IS AWESOME!!!! :)