Pin It If you have ever been to Belgium you have tried it. The famous Speculoos Cookie. Typically served with your espresso or cafe au lait is an individually wrapped Speculoos cooking (or two, if you are lucky!).
The best part is that they come together in a snap. Now all you need to do is to go out and get yourself some Speculoos paste (hopefully that won't be too difficult!). Trust me, tt's the new Nutella. However, f you want to stick to Nutella because you can't find the ultra creamy Speculoos paste, I have you covered there, too. You can try my Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes, which are equally as decadent! (Edited note: After doing a little googling, I found the Trader Joe's has a Specuoloos Cookie Spread. Not the same brand, but normally Trader Joe's doesn't dissappoint. Click here for the details!)
Speculoos Cheesecake Cupcakes
makes 12 cupcakes
12 Speculoos cookies, crushed
2 Tbs unsalted butter softened
16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 organic eggs at room temperature
2 Tbs flour
1/3 cup Speculoos Paste
Extra Speculoos Paste
oven to 325 F (163 C). Crush Speculoos using a food processor or mortar
and pestle (anything will do, just crush those bad boys). Add the butter. Blend until uniform. Layer a cupcake tin with 12
cupcake liners. Spoon a spoonful of the crust in each liner. Smoosh
down with a small glass (or pestle).
cream cheese and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Mix together until
smooth. Add the eggs and flour. Beat until mixture in uniform. Spoon
1/2 of the cheesecake mixture over the crust. Smooth the top with the
bottom of a spoon or butter knife. Add the Speculoos to the remaining
cheesecake filling. Layer over the first cheesecake layer. Smooth the
top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until set. Cool on a wire rack and chill.
Frost with a layer of Speculoos Paste. Top with chopped Speculoos and serve. Enough Speculoos for you? Trust me you won't be able to get enough.
Melt in your mouth goodness. Bon Appétit!!