Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, granulated sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, vanilla and egg. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full and bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Spoon a tablespoon of Candied Pecans on each cooled cupcake. Then frost each cupcake with Honey Blue Cheese Frosting. Finally, garnish with a Cheddar Cheese Crisp and 1 whole candied pecan.
  4. This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  5. Candied Pecans:
  6. Combine the brown sugar, 1/4 cup water and butter in saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar melts. Stir in all the pecans. Continue cooking over medium heat until the sugar reaches a full boil, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully as the sugar will boil fairly quickly. As soon as the mixture reaches full boil, remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool. Remove the whole pecans and save for garnish. Spoon candied pecans over cupcakes when sugar becomes sticky and not too runny. Yield: 2 cups.
  7. Honey Blue Cheese Frosting:
  8. Cream the cream cheese and butter together in a mixer. Add the blue cheese and honey. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix well.
  9. Cheddar Cheese Crisps:
  10. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Drop quarter-size mounds of cheese on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the cheese is crispy, about 5 minutes. Yield: 12 crisps.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1576.18 Kcal (6599 kJ)
Calories from fat 1188.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 132.01g 203%
Cholesterol 290.91mg 97%
Sodium 1069.76mg 45%
Potassium 933.62mg 20%
Total Carbs 81.91g 27%
Sugars 52.95g 212%
Dietary Fiber 3.14g 13%
Protein 23.35g 47%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 29%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 408.4mg 41%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 498.97 Kcal (2089 kJ)
Calories from fat 376.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.79g 203%
Cholesterol 92.09mg 97%
Sodium 338.65mg 45%
Potassium 295.56mg 20%
Total Carbs 25.93g 27%
Sugars 16.76g 212%
Dietary Fiber 0.99g 13%
Protein 7.39g 47%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 29%
Iron 0.4mg 8%
Calcium 129.3mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 41.9
  • 45

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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