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Friday, March 26, 2010

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes
 via Kraft
Ingredients:
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 cup water
4 egg whites
2 Tbsp. oil
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 350ºF. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, egg whites and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Beat on medium speed 2 min. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper-lined 2-1/2-inch muffin cups.
BAKE 21 to 24 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
MEANWHILE, beat sugar, cream cheese, butter and juice with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Frost cupcakes.

Recipe by ANNE of Kraft Foods:

This is a nice light recipe, perfect for a spring luncheon. It makes a beautiful lemon tea cake in mini bundt pans, or as a layer cake (see note).

SPECIAL EXTRA:Stir 1 tsp. lemon zest into frosting mixture.

Note:
Incredible as a cake, too! I use lemon custard filling for between the layers, then frost the outside with the frosting.
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