When I went home to the Philippines last May, I wanted to try again the cheese cupcakes from Cindy’s Bakery in Tarlac but never had the chance. They were all the craze when I was in high school and were my favorite snack to bring for school recess so I was pretty disappointed to find out it has been a while since the bakery took them off their menu. Bemoaning this fact to my friend a few weeks ago when she inquired about my trip, she told me that a friend of hers regularly brings this type of cupcakes to potlucks and she’ll be glad to ask her for the recipe. Lalaine<–happy dance. From what I gathered, the friend of my friend discovered this recipe for cheese cupcakes online and has been avidly baking them for years. I am glad she shared the recipe with me as I made the cupcakes today and they were wonderful. Moist and fluffy with a crisp top of golden cheese, every bite sure brought back many delicious memories.
More baon ideas for the kiddos?
- Cheese Pineapple Sandwich Spread-I love, love this generously slathered between whole wheat bread slices or over buttery Ritz crackers
- Maruya-these yummy treats are a delicious way to sneak in some fruits into their mid-morning snack
- 1¾ cups flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup quick-melt cheese, shredded
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs.
- Beginning and ending with flour mixture, add flour mixture in thirds and ½ of sweetened condensed milk in between (1/3 flour mixture, ½ condensed milk, ⅓ flour mixture, ½ condensed milk and ⅓ flour mixture) to egg mixture. Beat at low speed with every addition.
- Add quick-melt cheese and stir to combine.
- Using a scoop or spoon, fill paper-lined muffin cups to ¾ full. Top with cheddar cheese and bake in a 350 F oven for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and top is golden. Allow to cool.