Monday, 23 February 2009

Caramel Coffee Cakeaccinos

I haven't entered Iron Cupcake the past few months, been busy and just not really had chance to enter but this month was Coffee..and despite actually not liking normal coffee I love it in every other form, coffee cake, coffee ice cream and most definately coffee frappuccinos from Starbucks!! Especially the caramel ones, mm they are so good! So I thought right..why not make a cake version! I made a coffee cupcake filled with caramel sauce topped with mock whipped cream topping..because normal whipped cream never tastes the same as the good ol' Starbucks stuff...then drizzled it with caramel sauce. All I can say is WOW! WOW WOW! These were so good, took them to a breakdancing event that I was at on Saturday/Sunday and everyone loved them, definately a hit :). Will definately be doing something like this again. Would appreciate it if you could vote for me at

Cuppie liners

Cake good!

Off into the oven they go

Filling with caramel sauce

Whipping the mock cream

Caramel Cakeaccino!

Inards of the cake!

Caramel Coffee Cakeaccinos

makes 18

Coffee Cake
180g butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated coffee, dissolved in 4 tbsp water
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
4 eggs
300 g (2cups) self-raising flour
4 tablespoons milk
Starbuck's Caramel Sauce

1. Preheat the oven to (180C/160C fan assisted) and line muffin tin with paper cases
.2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, this should take from 3-5 minutes.
3. Beat in eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour if the mixture shows any signs of curdling.
4. Add milk/flour, alterating, beat in on a low speed until just incorporated. Add coffee and beat well. Divide mixture between cases and smooth the surface.
5. Bake cakes for 25 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the centre and comes out clean, cool on a wire rack.
6. Core out the centres and fill with Starbuck's Caramel Sauce and replace lid.

Mock Whipped Cream Frosting

250g butter
70ml milk
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp gelatine dissolved in hot water
225g caster sugar

1. Heat milk, water and sugar on a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
2. Add gelatine mixture, heating until all of the gelatine has dissolved and the mixture is not grainy, this could take up to 10 minutes.
3. Beat butter until as white as possible and then add sugar syrup, once cooled or else it will melt the butter, in a stream, the mixture will probably look runny, but continue beating and it will come together.
4. Pipe onto cakes.


Elyse said...

MMM, these look delicious! And how beautiful when you cut them open!

Sophie said...

So you're a breakdancin' baker :D! Very cool. These sound delightful; I only take coffee in baked goods :).

Anonymous said...

These look amazing :) I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and i absolutely love what you do. Keep up the good work!

C.L. said...

Yum! I love the mock cream idea. Now to convert the measurements!

Olivia said...

I love that idea of making a cupcake out of a coffee drink. The icing looks really great--I love whipped cream icing.

Maria said...

They look insanely good!

Jude said...

Love the photos of the sliced cake. Thanks for this great makeup idea.

luckybuttonz said...

I made these last night for a friend's birthday and let me just say....AMAZING!!! They taste exactly like a caramel frap from starbucks :) great job!!

Sugablaster said...

Is it possible to add color to the mock cream...???? What kind of food coloring would i need gel paste/ powder / Candy colors

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