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 www.mkecupcakequeen.blogspot.com
Prizes this month include A pair of cupcake earrings and items from CAKESPY, SWEET CUPPIN CAKES BAKERY AND CUPCAKERY SUPPLY FIESTA PRODUCTS HELLO CUPCAKE UPWITHCUPCAKES.COM
Cake mix..so good!
Off into the oven they go
Filling with caramel sauce
Whipping the mock cream
Inards of the cake!
Caramel Coffee Cakeaccinos
180g butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated coffee, dissolved in 4 tbsp water
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
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
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.