This was today’s flavor of the day at Red Velvet Cupcakery. Yes, that’s grated cheese on top.
While admirable for its bold foray into pie territory (a moist apple cake topped with cheddary icing), I could stomach no more than a bite. I’m usually a fan of salty-sweet combinations, but have never been into the apple-pie-topped-with-cheese thing, even if it’s baked into the crust. On the other hand, Mr. X-sXe enjoyed the piquant cheesiness of the icing and happily polished the rest of the cupcake off.
We couldn’t actually tell whether the icing was a buttercream or a cream-cheese base. Mr. X-sXe swore it was a buttercream, although I thought it tasted like cream cheese (and logically that would make more sense).