Fancy Margarita Cupcakes

Desserts, Recipes

A while back I did a 21st birthday post, with a lot of alcoholic dessert recipes, its one of my more popular posts so I figure I would post some modifications to my Margarita cupcakes. You can find the original post here.

This time, I opted for a more lazy recipe. I just bought confetti cake mix and made the cupcakes from a box. I still stuck with the same icing but I added some extra flair this time.

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I thought the straws were a cute touch. Next time I’m going to add a small shot a tequila to the middle so you can sip a shot before you dig in. =)

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No-bake Cherry Cheesecakes

Desserts, Recipes

Sometimes I like to be elaborate and sometimes I like to be simple. When it comes to baking that is… So here’s a super simple cheesecake recipe that requires no baking a little effort.

No-bake Cherry Cheesecake

What you need:

  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 10 Tbsp (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

What to do:

  1. Cream together 1/2 cup of the sugar and cream cheese until smooth and creamy and set aside.
  2. in a stand mixer, whip cream until small peaks form.
  3. Fold 1/4 of the whipped cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture, once combined, add the remaining whipped cream and fold in gently.
  4. In another bowl, combine graham crackers, sugar, melted butter and stir to combine.
  5. Evenly distribute the graham cracker mixture into 2 lightly greased cupcake tins. Use a shot glass to pack the graham cracker crust tightly into each tin.
  6. Spoon even amounts of the cream cheese mixture evenly into each tin and spread to fill.
  7. We’re done! Place the tins in the freezer for 1 hour and then use a knife to pop each cheesecake out and then refrigerate until ready. Spoon a few cherries on top of each before serving.

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