These cheesecake cupcakes are perfect as a snack or light dessert. They keep well in the fridge and can be made in advance to snack on throughout the week. The cupcakes taste absolutely delicious with this Healthy Blueberry Sauce.
Cottage cheese has always been very popular in my family. My Mom makes sirniki which are similar to pancakes made almost completely from cottage cheese; my Dad makes crepes filled with cottage cheese; I remember my Grandma making vatrushki which is a pastry formed as a ring of dough with cottage cheese in the middle (not low GI at all).
When I go to Moscow to visit my parents, I always make tvorozhnaja zapekanka – a cottage cheese based dish similar to a crustless pie. I guess Russian cottage cheese and Canadian cottage cheese have different consistency because I’ve never been able to recreate this recipe at home.
I kept trying because I publish a food blog and I should be able to come up with a recipe that works, right? And then, a few weeks ago, I had a brilliant idea – how about instead of a big pie I make small cheesecake cupcakes in a muffin pan. So, I tried and it worked! Awesome!
And one more very important thing, this recipe is based on the 500 gr package of pressed no salt added 0.5% cottage cheese such as Western which is available here in Canada and looks like this:
I hope you can find a similar type of cottage cheese at your end of the world.
1. You would really need a good blender or food processor as it's very difficult to mix pressed cottage cheese with the other ingredients by hand. 2. Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 12 cupcakes. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You will also need:
Serving Size 1 cupcake
Amount Per ServingCalories 96Total Fat 3.8gSaturated Fat 1.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1.7gCholesterol 47.6mgSodium 170.5mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0.5gSugar 6.2gProtein 6.2g
1. You would really need a good blender or food processor as it's very difficult to mix pressed cottage cheese with the other ingredients by hand.
2. Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 12 cupcakes.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.