Here we have America’s two favorite desserts combined into one cupcake! Creamy cheesecake and red velvet cake are the perfect combinations of sweetness. Color your cream cheese filling with blue icing color for your next patriotic Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day party!
In small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press 1/2 tablespoon of mixture in baking cups; press down with back of spoon.
Filling Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla; mix until thoroughly combined. Beat in eggs, flour and sour cream; mix until smooth. Spoon about 2 tablespoons mixture over crust in baking cups.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheesecake is just set. Remove from oven, place on cooking grid and cool 5 minutes.
Cake In large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil with electric mixer following package instructions. Spoon batter over baked cheesecake mixture, filling baking cups 3/4 full.
Bake 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
Icing In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth.
To Assemble: Ice cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing. Top with pecans.