I scream cupcakes!May 26, 2008 at 1:02 PM | Posted in blog event, cupcakes | 38 Comments
Tags: caramel triple chunk, ice cream cupcakes
♪ I 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
Makes about 10 ice cream cupcakes (depending on the size of your waffle bowl)
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
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.
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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