Who says fancy cakes and cupcakes should be made just for special occasions? You can bake a stack of your favourite iced cupcakes and store them in the refrigerator so that you’ll have a treat for your daily evening tea.
With these yummilicious frosting ideas, you’ll always have something sweet and sugary to serve to unexpected guests. Whether you feel like binge eating at midnight or you want to enjoy a rainy day with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, these deliciously rich and visually gorgeous cupcakes will solve your problem. These cupcakes are soft and moist, and will tantalize your taste buds in the most sensational ways. Furthermore, topping with a creamy, velvety cupcake icing will make these snacks even more sensational.
Bake Delicious Marble Cupcakes
Marble cupcakes offer a seamless balance of vanilla and chocolaty. They’re already very rich, but if you’re a diehard chocolate lover like us, you can add a swirly layer of chocolate-vanilla frosting. Think about food for royalty!
You can use a toothpick to make the top of your cupcake look “marbled”. If you want to increase the health value of your cupcakes yet retain the mouthwatering vanilla-chocolate flavour, replace a cup of flour with a cup of semolina. The grainy new addition makes the texture of these cupcakes even richer and fuller.
How to Bake Center-Filled Cupcakes?
These scrumptious, center-filled cupcakes are the highlight of any party. Surprise your guests with these deceptively simple and guileless-looking cupcakes that hide a richer centre. Best of all, they’re simple and easy to bake. Simply bake cupcakes from scratch using your tried and tested recipes. Once you’re done, use your favourite baking decoration tools to remove the cake centre and add a filling of your choice.
These fillings can be:
- 1. Chocolate ganache
- 2. Salted caramel
- 3. Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- 4. Cream cheese
- 5. Cookie dough and similar others
But one thing is missing! No cupcake is complete without icing. To achieve the best icing for cupcakes, top the cupcake with the leftover frosting, and voila! You have a visual treat in your hands. In our experience, chocolate icing works best, taste great and leave you craving for more!
Not only are centre-filled cupcakes an exciting treat for your palate, they’re very fun to bake. The best thing about these cupcakes is that, with the inner filling and the surface frosting, they are so rich, you can snack on them and not need to eat anything else the whole day! The silky, velvety, moist frosting is absolutely delicious.
Banana Cinnamon Cupcakes Baked to Perfection
If you want to try something other than the standard chocolate and vanilla desserts, these banana cinnamon cupcakes are the perfect answer to your prayers. With a flavor similar to banana bread, these cupcakes are packed with a tangy cinnamon flavor and the potassium-rich qualities of bananas. Here’s one of our favourite bake recipes that will have your guests singing your praises:
2/3rd cup sugar
½ cup oil
2/3rd cup mashed bananas (2 small and should be very ripe)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3rd cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
Pre-heat oven to 190°C and line your cupcake tray with baking cups. In a bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in the bananas and vanilla extract. Mix in the remaining ingredients until the batter is moistened. Divide the batter evenly into the baking cups. Bake for approximately 21 minutes or until the cupcake bounces back to touch.
Cool before serving. To bring out the rich cinnamon flavour, frost your cupcakes lavishly with honey and cinnamon icing. Make frosting swirls and top with a banana slice for a perfect look.
Salted Caramel Recipe for the Center-Filled Cupcakes
½ cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons butter (unsalted) (90 grams)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt (if you are using salted butter use ½ tsp salt instead)
Heat the sugar in a pan at low heat while stirring continuously with a spatula. Once the sugar is completely melted and has a rich brown color, add your butter. The caramel will begin to bubble, continue to stir until the butter is completely mixed in the sugar. Once done, gradually pour in the cream while stirring constantly. Once all the cream is added allow it to boil for a minute before removing it off the stove. Remove from heat and add the salt, mixing it in thoroughly. Allow it to cool before using.
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Your taste buds will dance with joy snacking on these delectable and downright delicious cupcakes! Oh, and don’t forget the icing! It’s like the cherry on top! Keep a stack of icing sugar on hand so that you won’t have to rush to the store whenever the urge to bake overwhelms you.
With our baking recipes, not only will you be able to indulge in your joy of baking, you’ll be able to make delicious cupcakes that will make tea times way more enjoyable!