Monday, 22 February 2010

Ironcupcake Earth: Passion

The next round of Ironcupcake Earth is on and this month the theme is PASSION. My entry this month is chocolate and bailey cupcakes topped with chocolate coated marshmallow frosting. Here's what they look like:

And here's a little peek at what they look like inside:


If you want to have a go at making these, here's what you need:


Cupcakes (makes 18)
  • 375g unsalted butter
  • 350g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g plain flour (sifted)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g cocoa
  • 180ml skim milk
  • 1/4 cup baileys (or to taste)
Marshmallow frosting covered in dark chocolate
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggwhites
  • 250g dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 190C. To make the cupcakes, beat butter and sugar together with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl then fold them into the mixture. Finally, stir in the milk and baileys. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the cupcake tray from the oven and allow the cupcakes to rest for about 10 minutes before turning them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

In the meantime, prepare the marshmallow frosting by heating the water and caster sugar in a saucepan until the sugar is melted. Bring the syrup to the boil and allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes (to 116C if you have a thermometer) before leaving it to cool slightly. The syrup should be a clear colour. Whisk the eggwhites until soft peaks form. Slowly add the syrup to the eggwhites while still mixing, then continue to whisk for about 10 minutes until the mixture is thick and glossy. Pipe a swirl of frosting onto the cupcakes once they are cool.

Finally, dip the marshmallow swirls into the melted dark chocolate and allow it to set before serving. These cupcakes are light and absolutely delicious! I hope you enjoy making them.

If you want to check out the other entries, voting will be held from 28th February to noon on the 4th March at We're all competing to win some fantastic prizes, including:

The Demy™ by Key Ingredient
Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
Bella Cupcake Couture
Cupcake Stackers by Gourmac
The Cake Mix Doctor Returns! by Anne Byrne
Sweet Cuppin' Cakes and Bakery and Cupcakey Supply

Thanks for your support!

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