Thursday, 22 September 2011

The most divine cupcakes ever...

Sometimes i have idea's about how to make something - last night after baking some cupcakes for a client I had this most wonderful idea but was too tired to mix up another batch of cupcake batter to try it out. Needless to say it was the best idea ever and I'm glad I took the time to try it out.

What I did was bake a batch of caramel cupcakes using My favourite cake batter  and replace just milk with a mixture of 1 - 2 tablespoon of caramel coffee syrup mixed with 3 tablespoons of milk.

Then after baking while the cakes are just out of the oven make a gooey Fudge mix:
  • 150 grams / 6 oz finely grated fudge (it's a bit of a pain to do but worth it)
  • 2 - 3 table spoons of milk
 How to make:
  1. Put a small amount of water in the bottom of a small saucepan
  2. Bring the water to the boil and turn down so it just simmers.
  3. Put a bowl over the pan making sure it doesn't touch the water (you can throw away some of the water if it does)
  4. Put the milk and fudge in the bowl and gently melt the fudge while stirring.
  5. When completely melted take the bowl off the pan (turn the heat off) and allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
  6. Use a syringe with a large opening (take the needle off) to suck up the fudge mix
  7. Stab a cupcake in the middle with the syringe and squirt some of the fudge into it - it will spill out a little when you take it out.
  8. You will need about 1/3 of the fudge mix for this.

    Then using the rest of the still warm fudge mix make the fudge frosting - you will also need:
    • 1 - 2 table spoons water
    • 125 grams of icing sugar
    How to make:
    1. Add the water and the icing sugar and whisk till blended - add a little water if needed 
    2. Spread the mix over the cupcakes
    3. Allow to set.
    Enjoy! ( I know I did *wink* )