There’s not just Cadbury’s Twirl ON these cupcakes, there’s Twirl IN them too! AND in the sauce! A triple dose of chocolatey-ness!
Last week, Cadbury’s asked me if I could find it within myself to come up with a recipe using their chocolate bars. I managed to drag myself off the sofa to stick the oven on & came up with my good old Chocolate Cupcakes. Its been a fair old warm week in St Helens (not often I get to say THAT!) so the recipe needed an injection of cool with some ice-cream to even out the creamy chocolate. I’m a bit obsessed with Baked Alaska’s so went down the route of hidden ice-cream in the cupcakes. Dead easy, just scoop out about 1/3 of the cupcake and insert a tablespoon of ice-cream then squeeze the lid back on.
I wondered if the cupcakes wouldn’t be quite chocolatey enough but they were great. Lovely and light with plenty of taste – the added chocolate sauce and crumbled Twirls definitely helped though!
Cadbury’s Twirl Hidden Ice-Cream Cupcakes
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||18 minutes|
|Total time||28 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Casual Party|
- 200g Butter
- 200g Light Brown Soft Sugar
- 4 Eggs (Separated)
- 3 packets Cadbury's Twirl
- 2 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
- 4 tablespoons Double Cream
- 4 tablespoons Milk
- 200g Self-Raising Flour
- Vanilla Ice-Cream (Approx 1tablespoon per cupcake)
|Preheat the oven to 170C and line 16 cupcake mould with cupcake cases. I like fairly substantial sized cupcakes so if you want to make smaller ones, you may get up to 20 out of the mixture.|
|Using an electric mixer,cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the egg yolks, one at a time - Scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix through.|
|Crumble one of the Twirl bars into a microwaveable bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons water and melt at 20 second intervals until just melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes.|
|Add one tablespoon of the SR Flour & 1 teaspoon of cocoa at a time until just all combined.|
|Whisk the egg whites until they come to stiff peaks.|
|Mix the chocolate into the butter/sugar/egg mixture and fold in the egg white mixture.|
|Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean and allow to cool|
|Crumble one of the other Twirls and the remaining teaspoon of cocoa powder into a small pan and add the cream/milk - Melt on a low heat until the chocolate is just melted.|
|Using a small teaspoon, scoop out about 1/3 of the cooled cupcake and replace with a spoonful of vanilla ice-cream. Try to press down the top of the cupcake that you have just removed - You may not be able to use it all, just the crispy 'lid' will disguise the ice-cream. Crumble the last remaining Twirl and use to sprinkle over the cupcakes. Add a drizzle of the sauce. Eat immediately.|
One of my most favourite flavours ever, has to be Passion Fruit. Its really not used often enough for my liking – I have awarded Bake of the Week to Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins for her Passion Fruit Cake which looks simply oozing with taste! Kirsty was one of our first and most prolific entrants for Bake of the Week – it is completely lovely to see her back after a short break.
Plenty of other entrants too for which I’m very grateful – Especially as time has been against me this fortnight with posting. Anyone else sooo relieved that school is coming to an end?
Lots of lemon around in the baking world at the moment – some delicious looking fruity bakes in general too. I’m always in awe of people who can get a successful strawberry bake without sogginess!
1. All About You Blog – Courgette & Lemon Cake – This looks so light and fluffy, just mmmm
2. Julie’s Family Kitchen – Toffee Shortbread – Anything with toffee in it, is a winner for me – These are definitely on my To Be Baked List.
3. Hay in a Day – Lemon Tart – I’m in awe of the pastry skills of this woman! So thin and that tart looks so neat.
4. Lancashire Food – Ginger Zinger Cake – Another speciality flour for the GF bakers!
5. Baking Queeen – Lemon & Blackberry Cake – Brilliant combination of flavours, I bet this has real zing!
6. What Claire Baked – Strawberry & Lemon Roulade – I think I’m a little bit addicted to roulades – I love how awesome they look but how quick they are to prepare.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help host Bake of the Week during the holidays – I will be in touch over the next few days.
The linky to next week’s Bake of the Week is now open – Please add the badge to your post and spread the word about our group. If you have chance and can comment on some of the other entries, that would be fab too! I’m so behind this week so I am going to leave this link open until a week on Monday – 28th July (Where did July disappear to?)
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Many Thanks to Cadbury’s who supplied me with plenty of bars of chocolate to help with this recipe (and some extra for the writing up part too!). Cadbury’s have asked me to share details of a competition available where you can get a sculpture of your favourite item made IN CHOCOLATE! Entry is through special promotional packs of chocolate (including Twirls) For more details please visit http://www.freethejoy.cadbury.co.uk/ There’s also the change to win other prizes worth up to £5000!