I scream cupcakes!

May 26, 2008 at 1:02 PM | Posted in blog event, cupcakes | 38 Comments
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♪ I scream
You scream
We all scream for…
ICE CREAM! cupcakes! ♪♫

Ever since I read about fellow cupcake-er, Cupcake Project and ice cream addicted, Scoopalicious cohosting an ice cream+cupcake event, I’ve been plotting brainstorming my lactose-inspired strategy. Its taken over my brain so much that I am even dreaming about it! Thankfully I keep a notepad on my nightstand just for situations like these. HAHA! Does it seem like you get your best ideas during a Rapid Eye Movement sleep state? or is it just me? LOL

I decided to make these for our Memorial day barbecue complex party (My apt complex gets together and throws a big pot luck pool party every year. Who says you need a house?) Its also a “sweet” way to combine me and my husband’s 2 confection obsessions – cupcakes AND ice cream – and share with our neighbors. Bet you can’t figure out which one is my addiction? ;)

I decided to make my favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream – triple caramel chunk – the inspiration for my ice cream cupcake. I am not a huge ice cream fan *gasp* but this is definitely the one I splurge on when I get the cream craving. Its caramel ice cream with a swirl of caramel & fudge covered caramel chunks. Trust me when I say its a triple threat of caramel goodness… and just in case that wasn’t enough caramel I added some caramel sauce on the top! Can you say… YUMMO! (Don’t hurt me, Nikki!)

Side note: I was recently invited to be part of the Blake Bakes writing team! I guess Blake likes cupcakes too! Be on the lookout for my first article. Hint? I am thinking chocolate and pb ice cream cupcakes or… maybe not? You’ll have to wait and see. ::evil laugh::

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Cupcakes and Love, xoxo

Choco-Caramel4 Fudge Ice Cream Cupcakes


(Recipe adapted from Cupcake Bakeshop & Crazy about Cupcakes | photos from me!)

Makes about 10 ice cream cupcakes (depending on the size of your waffle bowl)

INGREDIENTS

For chocolate cupcakes
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temp
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temp
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoons vanilla

For whipped cream
1-1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp granulated sugar

store bought caramel ice cream topping
Ben & Jerry’s triple caramel chunk ice cream
sprinkles
maraschino cherries
waffle bowls

INSTRUCTIONS

To make cupcakes—
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.

Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.

Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.

Scoop batter into waffle bowls about 1/4 full. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake cupcakes for about 20-22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool completely and chill in freezer while preparing whipped cream.

[NOTES: I didn't take into account that the waffle bowl would flatten out in the oven heat so if you want it to retain its shape better you can bake the waffle-cupcake in oven safe bowls but I personally think the flared out bowls are a fun "mistake"!]

To make whipped cream—
In mixer with whisk attachment, whip the cream, vanilla extract and sugar on high speed until thick.

To assemble cupcakes–
Take cupcakes out of freezer and scoop ice cream on top of the cupcake. Drizzle with caramel and pipe (or dollop) whipped cream with a 1M tip on top of ice cream. Garnish with sprinkles and cherry.


Click image to enlarge

Serve immediately.

ENJOY! :)

Husband rating: A+
He wasn’t sure what to make of the combo at first but after the first bite he was hooked and demanded requested a chocolate-peanut butter ice cream cupcake next! Way ahead of you, hubs…

Wifey rating: A+
Oh.my.god. I love the crunch from the waffle bowl and the choco-caramel-whipped cream goodness is a sinful combination! I will definitely be making these again!

Other rating: A+
All our neighbors came back for seconds (and thirds) and I had no more left after 10 minutes! I think it was a hit ;)

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38 Comments

  1. I agree that the accidental waffle flare just adds more character. I like it better that way! Too bad I can’t have any of this for more reasons than I can even count anymore.

  2. You did a really great job with these! I especially like the waffle-cone idea! These look moist, gooey and perfect :). Oh, and I also think your pacman cupcake cake is awesome! so cute!

  3. These are absolutely brilliant! What a fun idea, they’d be perfect at a barbeque-type event.

    If I could eat dairy, I’d be all over these bad boys.

  4. Love it! Love it! Love it! Great idea baking in the waffle. It’s so creative! Congrats on the Blake’s gig too! That’s awesome.
    Btw – Don’t forget to send me an email with your entry.

  5. ZEBE, so glad you love my waffle flare. haha. I know its not really a consulation but I ate more than enough for both of us. Oops!

    SOPHIE, thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making these and you are exactly right – moist, gooey and oh so yummmmmmmy…

    BRINA, thanks! Be calling brilliant is a great perk. ;)

    STEFANI, w00t! I impressed the judge… er… host. I know its not a competition (but just between you and me… I totally kick butt on this one right? LOL) Thanks about BB gig. It will be interesting to see how to keep my blog and BB separate but I am looking forward to the ride. ps. YGM!

  6. These are amazing and so creative. The waffle bowls are a great idea and that B&J Caramel sounds to die for. I need to run out now and get it! Thanks for the entry, these look awesome and the Peanut Butter ones your husband requested sounds like they’d be equally as yummy!

  7. TINA, Hey there judge… host #2! I hope you do try it esp if you are a caramel freak like me! Its so scrumptious. Words can not describe. :)

  8. These are SO pretty and look SO yummy. I cannot wait to try! Thanks for the entry! I love the flattened waffle cone — how fun!

  9. BETHANY, Rock on.. its host #3! I am so flattered that all hostesses with the mostesses stopped by! Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge! I (and my tummy) had a great time ;)

  10. This is totally 100% bril. BRIL I tell you!

  11. JANNA, haha. love.it. word of the day=bril!

  12. These are totally and completely OUT OF CONTROL! Work it out!

  13. JOY, I know I was definitely out of control trying not to eat them all! haha.

  14. what a great idea! :)

  15. GIGI, ::blush::

  16. I love how the waffle cup flares out! It almost looks like a DQ sundae or something. Fabulous!

  17. MARY, Mmmm… DQ sundae. I got my first kiss over a DQ sundae so I have a special place in my heart for them. :)

  18. They’re ugly, they look like they taste like poo and you’re a loser

    (this is the mean evil nikki that comes out when you assault my ears with those horrible words)

  19. ok ok you know that’s not true, but was that really necessary? :P

  20. clever idea!
    that has got to taste fab.
    my gosh, what CANT you do?

  21. NIKKI, yeah I know. It wasn’t necessary but find me a better replacement word and I’ll stop. YUMM_ just says it all sometimes!

    KHOO, trust me. I have so much more to learn…

  22. Delicious, fantastic, amazing, an orgasm on my tongue (there are a million other ways to say out foodie orgasm), yummilicious, fantastical, mouthwatering-ly perfect … do i have to keep going?

  23. NIKKI, “orgasm on my tongue” is way too long for this lazy baker. Maybe I could shorten to “tongue-gasm”? But I am digging fantastical. HAHA!

  24. Wow…very impressive and creative. I love the cupcake in a waffle cone idea. I would never have thought of that.

  25. KAMAILE, thankyou! I get wacky ideas sometimes. Thankfully some of them turn out to be good “mistakes”! haha.

  26. [...] I’ve already seen a couple entries and I must say, they put my little cupcakes to shame, but here they are [...]

  27. mmm..waffle cone. If I didn’t have uber sensitive teeth that prohibited me from biting ice cream stuff I’d love them. :)
    I’m cracking up at “tongue-gasm”!

  28. SUZY, hey there stranger! How’s mommy life treating you? I think tongue-gasm is my new word of the day ;)

  29. What a great idea! Over-the-top delicious!

  30. SWEET&SAUCY, thanks! It was VERY delish ;)

  31. Wow~ these look amazing! I love the way they look, the flare is great. And I love the idea of cooking the cupcake in a waffle bowl~ so very very clever. Ok, are you ready for this creepiness? *cue the eerie music* I am NOT a big ice cream person either. My family is all a bunch of ice cream fanatics and I’m all “meh, I’ll just wait here til you get back.” HOWEVER, and this is a big but, I LURVE me some B&J’s 3Caramel. I have also been known to indulge in the Caramel Karma or whatever it is called. Prob freaks you out to know we have this much in common, right?

  32. TW ::cue twilight zone music::
    Its the same in my family. All of them love ice cream but me…? Not so much. But there’s something about that B&Js caramel ice cream. I think there’s crack in it. Yup thats it! LMAO. Actually I am tickled to be your ice cream twin. ;)

  33. I have baked cupcakes in ice cream cones before but never in waffle bowls. What a great idea! It makes for an amazing looking ice cream cupcake.

  34. LISA, same here. I’ve seen the ice cream cones but never the waffle bowls and since I prefer the waffle cones to the regular cones I said, “what the heck?! I’ll give it a try!” Loved your ice cream cupcake too!

  35. What an original idea, compliments
    Ady

  36. ADY, thanks! Appreciate the compliments :)

  37. Is there a way that maybe this recipie could be reversed…so that i can keep it frozen over night for a day or two.

    Possible warm the waffle bowls to flatten a bit, cool.
    Then spread soft ice cream in the bottom.

    Brownie circle of cupcake on top with cream frostign or coolwhip.

    and drizzle of somesort.

    Any suggestions of how to make something like this work. THANKS!

  38. JESSICA, Fun idea! You can bake the waffle bowl without the cupcake batter in the oven if you just wanna get the “flattened” look. Let cool at room temp. You can bake the cupcakes separately, let them cool, saran wrap and freeze until you want to use them. But I probably wouldn’t assemble the whole thing until right before serving. Hope that helps!


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