Screw the turkey! I’m talkin desserts, people!

Im talkin desserts!!! Since we had two Thanksgivings (one at my parents, and a “Postgiving” at our friends), I was up to my elbows in dessert!! And I need to share these recipes with you, because they are THAT GOOD.


Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes. Oh yes. I originally saw these on Nancy Pearl Wannabe’s blog, during the first Whip it Up Challenge. I knew immediately that I had to make them, but it took me until this Thanksgiving to do so! (Dave was very opposed to a dessert that had no flour in it.) Let me tell you… they are decadent. Not too heavy, super rich, oh man. People RAVED. I would make more batter next time though, or get smaller muffin pans, cause they just made 12 cupcakes, and I definitely could have had more.

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

– 1 2/3 cups or 10 oz, dark chocolate chips (60% cacao or higher)
– 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup) cut into small pieces
– 1/4 cup water
– 1/2 tsp. instant coffee
– 1/3 cup granulated sugar
– 8 large eggs
– Powdered sugar for dusting over the top

1. Preheat oven to 325

2. Place chocolate, butter, water, and instant coffee in a large, thick bottomed saucepan. Heat on medium low, stirring frequently until smooth. Add granulated sugar and stir until smooth.

3. Beat eggs on high for 5 minutes or until the volume doubles. Fold 1/3 of the beaten eggs into the chocolate. Fold remaining mixture in 1/3 at a time until fully encorporated.

4. Spoon into cupcake pans – they don’t rise much at all, so you can get pretty close to the top edge of the papers. Cook until the tops look dry and slightly spongy — about 7-8 minutes (I cooked mine a bit longer, maybe 10 minutes? Just until they didnt look wet anymore.)

Now the other dessert… well hold onto your hats people!! I won Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book from a giveaway that Kaitlin had awhile back and until now, I’ve done nothing with it except look at the pretty pictures. (They are very pretty.) Anywho, I needed a dessert for my mom’s house, and lo and behold, what did I find? Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes. Otherwise known as Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, or the best thing you ever put in your mouth. (Insert jokes here please!)

From start to finish:

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes - Ingredients Place the oreos in each cupcake liner Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla Drizzle in eggs Beat in sour cream and salt Coarsely chop cookies Fold in cookie pieces Fill tins almost to top Out of the oven

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

– 42 Oreos, 30 left whole and 12 coarsely chopped
– 2 pounds cream cheese, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
– 1 cup sour cream
– pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 275°. Line standard muffin pans with liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each liner.

2. Beat cream cheese at medium speed using an electric mixer. Gradually sugar, beating until combined. Beat in vanilla.

3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies.

4. Divide batter among pans. Bake for about 22 minutes or until filling is set.

5. Cool completely on wire racks. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove from pans just before serving.

(Makes 30 cheesecakes) Holy Hell these are good. I love that there’s a whole oreo on the bottom. Amazing dessert, and super easy to make.

OMG deliciousness!



  1. Please send me a batch (or 40) of these Oreo cheesecake things. NOW. And some peppermint bark. Are we still doing a bark swap? Haha.

  2. Mrs. Potts says

    I think I just died & went to heaven looking at the Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes. Do you have any left over that you could send?

  3. No flour just means more room for chocolate! Also, those look delicious.

  4. Love the flourless cake… ummm… I made pecan pie for thanksgiving and it was sooo yummy… xxxoo

  5. Ooohhhhh I NEED those cookies and cream cheesecakes!! I know what I am baking this weekend!

  6. From having personally tasted the flowerless chocolate cupcake thingys, they were out of this world. they were so yummy looking, i stole one before the "Postgiving" feast began. it was so worth it 🙂

  7. jenniferalaine says

    HOLY CRAP woman. I want those cheesecake things NOW and i don't even really like cheesecake.

  8. holy crap i want that oreo cheesecake, it looks amazing!!!

  9. Oh my god those cupcakes with the cookies look AMAZING. ZOMG I nearly passed out seeing it

  10. Amber (Girl with the red hair) says

    Oh dear god, those cookies and cream cheesecakes look so freaking good. I will definitely be making those!

  11. Wearing Mascara says

    OMG those cookie and cream cupcakes look SO GOOD.

  12. Ohmygosh! I have to make those cheesecakes!! They look so cute and YUMMY!

  13. Jen on the Edge says

    Those look AMAZING!

  14. oh. my. YUM. totally making that cheesecake.

  15. Mrs. Vincent says

    Those cheesecakes look awesome! They do seem easy…I think I'm going to have to try making them soon!!!1

  16. nancypearlwannabe says

    Oh, man. Now I have to make those cupcakes again. I forgot how delicious they were!!!

  17. Non Sequitur Chica says

    Holy poop I am going to have to make those cheesecakes thingys and hopefully not eat 10 at a time. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Ashley K C says

    I just found your blog at random looking for recipes and the cheesecake thing might be my new kryptonite. those look amazing.


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