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This Sharp Cheddar Cupcake Shows that Cheese and Sugar Belong Together

By: Susan Keefe - Published: Jan 17, 2012 • References: foodnetwork and cupcakestakethecake.blogspot
Alison Riede, the winner of the Food Network's wildly popular show Cupcake Wars, crafted this Sharp Cheddar Cupcake with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting to secure her victory. This Sharp Cheddar Cupcake confirms that cheese and sugar really do go hand in hand.

This excessive cupcake is comprised of a classic vanilla cupcake spiked with a hefty helping of aged cheddar. Already getting off to a naughty start, this darling dessert reaches new heights of decadence as it is topped with candied pecans and a hefty swirl of Honey Blue Cheese Frosting. Alison Riede then threw all caution to the wind and garnished her masterpiece with a cheddar cheese crisp and an intact candied pecan.

Rich, sweet and savory, this Sharp Cheddar Cupcake with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting more than lives up to its lengthy name and that's saying something.