Pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes Halloween Edition! YAY ♥ I mean, muhahaha! *fails at evil laugh*
I know there are many Halloween recipes and ideas going around lately. I have not only enjoyed looking and reading about them but, I have enjoyed brainstorming Halloween inspired desserts!
Since I`m a novice baker, I have never actually baked any desserts for Halloween before. I was getting crazy excited about all the possibilities! Ideas I`ve seen on Pinterest and other blogs made me wish I could bake and eat food 24/7! Literally, all day, everyday.
Not possible, but I did say I wished.
Sadly, time has not been on my side. I`m only taking THREE classes this quarter, which is the norm. I was like, “pshh this quarter is going to be easy peasy.” NOT.
Unfortunately, I haven`t had a lot of chances to bake Halloween inspired desserts to my heart`s content. I did get a chance to make these cheesecake cupcakes though! I think they`re super cute!
I`ve never made pumpkin cheesecake before and definitely wanted to try. Also, I thought making them into cupcakes would make them cuter and shareable. 🙂
I originally had the idea to make chocolate “spiderwebs” swirls into the cheesecakes, like in the 2nd picture. However, I was afraid they might not turn out well, so I only made a few with “spiderwebs”. I am glad to announce the spiderwebs idea DID work. I still had a lot of cupcakes, without any decoration though.
So, I used leftover Oreo crumbs from the crust to cover the top to make it look like dirt. Then, I melted some white chocolate and piped some skeleton bones on a parchment paper and put them in the freezer to harden. VOILA! After 5 minutes, I had cute little bones!
I was terribly happy to have come up with the idea on the spot. LOL.
Also, my boyfriend labeled these as Double Oreo Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecakes. I like that name too.
Feel free to use your own/favorite pumpkin cheesecake recipe for this! 🙂