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10/20/2011

Dina’s pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcakes recipe!  »

Remember that pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcake from reader Dina we showed you last week? Here, let’s refresh our memories:

Yeah, that’s the stuff.

Dina was so pleased with the response, she wanted to give you guys her recipe so you can make your own, just like hers! Aren’t you lucky?

Dina says, “The brownie is a modified version of the Vegan Diner (by Julie Hasson) Ooey-Gooey Brownies. I used black cocoa and omitted the chocolate chips. The pumpkin cheesecake is where it gets dicey since I use the unwritten recipe in my head. 

For the pumpkin cheesecake:
1 container cream cheese
1/2 to 3/4 container of silken tofu
1/2 to 3/4 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. clove
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Toss it all into a food process and blend until smooth. Pour a little brownie batter into cupcake pans and top with some cheesecake batter. Bake until the knife comes out clean from brownie batter.”

There you go: pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcakes. Thanks again, Dina!

10/17/2011

It’s a pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcake, from reader Dina! She writes:
"Happy Halloween! I wanted to make a cupcake that used pumpkin but had a  little more texture than a regular cupcake so the pumpkin flavor didn’t  get lost. It has a black chocolate brownie on the bottom and a pumpkin  cheesecake on top. It’s almost like the mullet of cupcakes—business  on the top and party on the bottom! It’s not the prettiest thing but it  tastes amazing."
Dina is a genius! This little monster must taste AMAZING. Also, because Laura’s really nice and knows people will freak when they see there’s no recipe, she suggests you try these Pumpkin Cheescake Brownies. Or come up with a recipe yourself and then email it to us and we’ll publish it for the entire internet of a few hundred people to see.

It’s a pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcake, from reader Dina! She writes:

"Happy Halloween! I wanted to make a cupcake that used pumpkin but had a little more texture than a regular cupcake so the pumpkin flavor didn’t get lost. It has a black chocolate brownie on the bottom and a pumpkin cheesecake on top. It’s almost like the mullet of cupcakes—business on the top and party on the bottom! It’s not the prettiest thing but it tastes amazing."

Dina is a genius! This little monster must taste AMAZING. Also, because Laura’s really nice and knows people will freak when they see there’s no recipe, she suggests you try these Pumpkin Cheescake Brownies. Or come up with a recipe yourself and then email it to us and we’ll publish it for the entire internet of a few hundred people to see.

12/29/2010

Look at reader Dina’s rum-soaked vegan fruitcake cupcakes! Dina says, “I was determined to make a fruitcake unworthy of traditional fruitcake jokes. I came up with this. It has the traditional faux fruit but also includes lemon zest, candied orange peel and candied ginger which brightens the flavors of the cake.” These are beautiful! Reportedly they got a rum frosting, too, but these little gems are plently festive without it.
[send us your holiday food photos! we’re taking them through Saturday, Jan. 1!]

Look at reader Dina’s rum-soaked vegan fruitcake cupcakes! Dina says, “I was determined to make a fruitcake unworthy of traditional fruitcake jokes. I came up with this. It has the traditional faux fruit but also includes lemon zest, candied orange peel and candied ginger which brightens the flavors of the cake.” These are beautiful! Reportedly they got a rum frosting, too, but these little gems are plently festive without it.

[send us your holiday food photos! we’re taking them through Saturday, Jan. 1!]

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