|Zebra Cake in Augusta, GA|
Despite the grandiose exterior, the real treasure of this cake is on the inside. The young lady who ordered this cake wanted a "Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Filling." Ordinarily I would make a cream cheese frosting, but this time I decided to make a from-scratch no-bake cheesecake filling. And then I filled some cupcakes with it.
No-Bake Cheesecake Filling
2 blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 t vanilla extract
juice of one lemon, freshly squeezed
Cream the cream cheese in a bowl until... well, creamy. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk an mix until smooth, being sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl on occasion. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract, and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Use as desired.
As far as a chocolate cupcake recipe, I used this one.
Enjoy, and have a really, really good day.