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Traditional Christmas black cake just got a deliciously nifty makeover in the form of cupcakes with a cream cheese centre.
Black Cake-Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Course: Breads, Cakes & Pastries
For the Cake:
- 1 cup unsalted Elle & Vire Butter room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 2 tsp. Chief Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. Chief Mixed Spice
- 1/4 tsp. Chief Grated Nutmeg
- 5 eggs room temperature, whisked
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- 1 tsp. Chief Vanilla Essence
- 1 tsp. Chief Almond Essence
- 1 tsp. lemon essence
- 2 cups rum-soaked mixed fruit
- 1 cup rum for pouring over cake
- 2 ½ Tbsp. Chief Caramel Browning
- For the Cream Cheese Filling:
- 8 oz Milkana Cream Cheese softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 280 degrees F with the baking rack in the middle. Prepare two muffin pans for baking and set aside.
Make the cake: in a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 5 to 6 minutes; set aside.
In another bowl, whisk eggs until frothy. Add lime zest and the essences then whisk again. Add whisked eggs to creamed butter and sugar and mix gently to incorporate the two mixtures.
Combine the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and nutmeg in another bowl and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix batter until thoroughly combined.
Using a wooden spoon, mix in the rum-soaked mixed fruit and browning until fully incorporated.
Make the cream cheese filling: combine the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla and stir mixture until thoroughly combined.
For cream cheese centre: fill muffin cups one-third full with cake batter. Drop a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin then top with more batter.
For cream cheese swirls: pour all but fill muffin cups up to the halfway mark with cake batter. Spoon 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on top of the batter. Cover with remaining cake batter then using a knife, swirl the cream cheese and cake batter together, creating a marbled effect.
Bake for 25 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.