I picked up Martha Stewart’s cupcake book about a month ago and haven’t gotten around to try anything until now. All of her cupcakes are gorgeous but I decided to start off easy (these took maybe 30 minutes). I also cut the recipe in half and added a little extra sugar.
*1 package Oreo cookies *2 packages Philadelphia cream cheese (room temperature) *slightly under 1 cup sugar *1 tsp vanilla extract *2 eggs lightly beaten *½ cup sour cream *Pinch of salt
Makes about 15-18 cupcakes
FYI “easy” didn’t make them any less delicious! I had three yesterday and that’s when I had to get them out of the house. I brought them into work today and gave Nick the rest to bring to his office as well.
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
2. With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.
I got to thinking and Martha Stewart is basically the original womens lifestyle blogger. In the 60’s she was a model for Chanel. She could probably coordinate and photograph a 30 for 30 remix like no other! Isn’t she beautiful?
She picked up her knack for business (after her modeling stint) as a stock broker in the 70’s but didn’t stay in the business long. Her panache for home decorating became apparent after her and her husband bought and remodeled their home in Westport, Connecticut (right next to where I grew up). She started a successful catering business next and it all spiraled upward from there.
Martha built an empire out of all the things I love. Her website and books are an endless source of material for bloggers like me and the network I follow. She is the original “Cupcakes and Cashmere,” with an array of content from baking and decorating, to gardening, fitness, sewing, weddings, entertaining and more.