Monday, May 18, 2009

Baking Mondays - E is for Eskimo Pie

Chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, drizzled with melted chocolate and sprinkled with 100's and 1000's

This week Eskimo Pie won the poll, which is lucky because I was actually a bit of afraid attempting the egg nog cupcakes. I would of liked to make these more attractive - but Zoe wasn't very happy while I was baking so I kind of had to hurry it along. So please excuse the messiness of these.

Boiled Chocolate Cake
Makes 35 cupcakes ;)

500ml water
660g caster sugar
250g butter, chopped
35g cocoa powder, sifted
1 tsp bicarb soda
450g self raising flour
4 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line 3 12-hole muffin trays with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine the water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bicarb in a medium saucepan and stir over heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat, simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the flour and eggs to the bowl and beat with electric mixer until mixture is smooth and pale in colour.
  4. Pour mixture into the cupcake liners and bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Follow the directions for almond buttercream but leave out the almond essence and use 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract instead of 2 teaspoons.

Chocolate Drizzle

340g dark chocolate
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Melt the chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Cool before using otherwise the buttercream will melt ;)

The ratings?

Me - 7/10, yummy! The cake was really moist and the texture was great, however, it wasn't very chocolatey - so it isn't the best chocolate cake recipe. The buttercream is good as always and the chocolate + 100's and 100's makes for crunchy goodness.
Mat - 7/10, not as good as the peanut butter cupcake, but still good.


Amanda said...

I may be a little bit messier than your usual, but I think it looks fantastic!

I don't know what an Eskimo Pie is though. I'll have to google it. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad Eskimo Pie won! It looks delicious : )

drollgirl said...

it looks quite yummy to ME!!! yum!!!

Justin said...

wow, these are totally over the top... and I mean that in a good way

Chantel said...

Wow, that looks so yum! You did a great job!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Man was hoping for eggnog, but that would be more appropriate for xmas time, these look yummy.

Paris Pastry said...

OMG that looks sooo good! Almost looks like ice cream, yum!

apparentlyjessy said...

Doesnt look mess at all, looks like yummy gooey chocolaty cupcakey goodness...with sprinkles on top!

Becky said...

yes mine won again! lol

Amy said...

oh yum!! that looks great!

cookies and cups said...

I think the "messiness" is what makes it look so Ice cream! I bet these taste amazing!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

No clue what eskimo pie is, but I'd totally scarf this cupcake!!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Oh yeah, you know how we Americans love our artificially colored food! Lol... I agree that cheese is much too orange!

Levin (and Emily) said...

when are you opening up your cupcake shop????? I'm