Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

I've seen quite a few people try out Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes and it's been something I've really wanted to try out!! I absolutely love Ferrero Rocher, they're so good..chocolatey and nutty..and just..wow! So why not mix chocolate with cake? I think this might be a new thing of mine actually..I think I'm gonna start trying to make different things into cakes..like the caramel coffee frappuccinos, ferrero rocher, I was trying to think of other chocolate/candy bars that I could do so any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! I was thinking maybe a Milky Way, I think American's call it 3 Musketeers? With the light creamy whipped filling :). Mmm. Anyway back to the Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes, I did a normal vanilla buttercake mix and stirred a big ol' tub of Nutella into it, mmmm. Once the cuppies had baked I cored out the centre and filled each with a spoonful of Nutella and a wafer biscuit to give that Ferrero Rocher 'crunch' mm. I'm not that big of a fan of chocolate ganache and all the Ferrero Rocher cupcakes I've seen have used that so I thought I would do chocolate buttercream, I then topped them with sprinkled chopped hazelnuts. Loved these cakes!!
Just decided I would enter these cakes for Iron Cupcake..it didn't dawn on me at first, but it seems stupid not to! Prizes this month are :
A Bunnycake Easter Plushie by DOGBONEART, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21636297.
A whimsical piece by CAKEASAURUS, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5729584.
as well as a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.
a collection of all new printed cupcake liners, 200 in all from Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Cupcakery, http://www.acupcakery.com/
PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice - sweet!
&& not to forget the usual:

HEAD CHEFS by FIESTA PRODUCTS, http://www.fiestaproducts.com/, HELLO CUPCAKE by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, http://blog.hellocupcakebook.com/, JESSIE STEELE APRONS http://www.jessiesteele.com/; TASTE OF HOME books, http://www.tasteofhome.com/; a t-shirt from UPWITHCUPCAKES.COM http://www.upwithcupcakes.com/. Iron Cupcake:Earth is sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers, http://www.1800flowers.com/ . And DIANAEVANS - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5599270





Mmm ingredients..jar of Nutella..mmm




Yummy Mixture




Cooling Cuppies



Mmm so good!


Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes
makes 9

90g butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
2 eggs
150 g (1cup) self-raising flour
2 tablespoons milk
200g Nutella
Nutella for filling
Biscuit Wafers

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 200g of Nutella 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 Nutella and a biscuit wafer and replace lid.

Chocolate Buttercream
125g of butter, unsalted, softened
350g icing sugar
200g milk chocolate, melted
3-5 tablespoons whipping cream

1. Beat butter in a bowl until softened, slowly add icing sugar bit by bit until incorporated.
2. Beat in melted, cooled chocolate and add whipping cream until you have reached the desired consistency.
3. Pipe onto cakes and top with whatever you wish.




6 comments:

Clena´s Tårtor said...

I really like your blogg and recepies.

Elyse said...

I love that you mixed things up and used a buttercream rather than a ganache. Not only are these cuppies super pretty, they look absolutely delicious!! I love the chocolate-hazelnut combo. Plus, I can only imagine that the wafer adds a perfect crunch!

Snooky doodle said...

Oh these look heavenly. I love ferrero rocher. they re my favorites ;)

thereddeer said...

They look great! I love ferrero rochers - yummo!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Cool! I made some just like this once!

Ellie! said...

Evening! Loving your creations :D
However I can't see some of them as it says your photobucket account has expired and I want to see the pictures! :p
Ellie xxx