Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Vanilla Fudge Cupcakes

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the length of time it has taken me to write a new post for you all! But I finally got round to baking this weekend I made these wonderful vanilla fudge cupcakes....

Using the standard vanilla cupcake recipe you then top the cupcake with a sugary, tasty vanilla fudge butter cream dusted with crumbled digestives and tasty vanilla fudge cubes.


- Vanilla Cupcakes -
5oz lurpak butter (at room temp)
6oz self-raising flour
6oz caster sugar
x3 eggs
1tsp vanilla essence


Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl or food processor and whisk/blend until it becomes a batter type texture.
  2. Pour mixture into cupcake cases, 1/2 filling each case and cook on 180'C for 15-20mins.
    - Vanilla Fudge Butter Cream - 

    Ingredients: enough for 12 and a bit extra!
    x1 packet of Silver Spoon vanilla fudge
    250g standard icing sugar
    80g butter (Lurpak at room temperature is the best)
    x4 caps of semi-skimmed milk
    100g Royal icing sugar

    Method:
    1. Place the whole packet of Silver Spoon vanilla fudge in a small bowl with 2 tsp of water and melt in the microwave.
    2. Whilst the melted vanilla fudge is being left to cool, mix the butter, standard icing sugar and 2 caps of semi-skimmed milk.
    3. Once the melted vanilla fudge has cooled add to the mixture and stir.  Then add the Royal icing sugar and 2 more caps of semi-skimmed milk.
    4. Put the butter cream in to a frosting bag for piping, or simply spread on top of your cupcakes with a knife.
    5. Dust your cakes with crushed digestives and gently push some vanilla cubes on top - because of the fudge, the butter cream sets quite quickly which is why the cubes need to be pushed in.
    I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did, the butter cream is absolutely delicious and sets wonderfully.

    11 comments:

    Hanna said...

    Biscuits and fudge on a cupcake is easily a winner in my book! Your cake stand is adorable!

    Kim said...

    Looks yummy! I was just thinking the other day that I haven't made/iced cupcakes in a while but I am doing a course on Thursday so might have to try these out with my new skills! Love the idea of having crushed digestives on the top too. Nice to see you back!

    Victoria said...

    So yummy! I love fudge!! They look gorgeous :)

    Natasha Green ★ said...

    Thank you very much, I'm glad that you like them! I'm making over 100 cupcakes this weekend for my boyfriend's mum's 50th! Wish me luck! I'll post some photos on here for you! have a great week! Natasha. x

    Peach said...

    Yay you're back with your recipes!!
    those cupcakes look so yummy, and your cake stand is lovely :)
    I'll def give it a go as soon as I have time to bake!
    good luck with your 100 cupcakes 'challenge' :)
    xx

    MissCakeBaker said...

    These look delicious!

    Peach said...

    wow that's a lot!
    so congratulations for everything!!! :)

    did you really met Matt? wow, but I couldn't ever imagine him being arrogant, as I've always thought of him as Neville :)
    I've heard about Emma going back to Oxford, have you ever met her?

    anyway, keep blogging because your posts are practically my virtual recipe book :)
    love,
    Lucy
    xx

    Choclette said...

    Fudgy buttercream sounds fantastic and they look so good too on your cakestand.

    shadownlight said...

    so yummie... i just have been to cornwall and eating alot of them and glotted cream and loads of scons as well... hmmmm

    Katie Elizabeth said...

    Oooh damn those look good! I've been meaning to make cupcakes for the past 2 months and still haven't gotten around to it. I think it's about time I did ;)

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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