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Iced Coffee Cup cakes – Food 24 Competition!

Posted on June 21, 2011 by in baked goods

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Cupcakes

When Food 24 Announced their Cup Cake Competition,  I knew that coffee will definitely feature in my recipe. I love iced coffee, it can be the proper cold coffee poured over ice with cream on top or it can be the milkshake type drink, I love it either way.
I have been trying out cafe Enrista for the last couple of weeks and I must say, I am having such fun creating new recipes with this product.

The first dilemma I had with my cup cake recipe was that I wasn’t too sure where to add the coffee flavor….the batter or the frosting? Second dilemma……. I don’t like overly sweet frosting, even butter cream gets too much for me after the second bite. I craved the creamy consistency of an iced coffee, so my topping or frosting had to be cream-based. I pondered on the first issue for a while, but realized that my children would not like a coffee flavored cake so if my cup cakes were a neutral chocolate flavor, I could always make a different frosting for them, something like Nutella or Peanut Butter frosting. Ok, so first problem was solved onto “Opportunity #2”, what kind of topping will I use? Maybe you will remember my cheat’s version of a Chocolate Mousse Cake? Well, I remembered and voila, Dilemma #2 was solved. I will make a Vanilla Mousse and add coffee flavor( café Enrista) to it…….Iced Coffee Mousse.

Chocolate Cup Cakes 

Ingredients
2 cups self-raising flour
125ml good quality cocoa
pinch of salt
3 eggs
375ml castor sugar
1 cup boiling water
½ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract


Method
Preheat oven to 180C and place the cupcake holders into the muffin baking tray. Combine the water, oil. Beat the eggs and sugar until pale in color and creamy. Sieve the flour, cocoa and salt together and fold in the egg mixture, adding the wet ingredients while you are mixing. Spoon into the paper cups and bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool.

Chocolate Topping
½ packet of instant chocolate pudding
250ml fresh cream
½ cup milk

Open chocolate pudding into a small mixing bowl and mix with the ½ cup of cold milk. Allow to set for about 10-15 minutes. In the meantime, whip the cream until it forms soft  peaks. Add the  instant pudding, that has now set and beat until thoroughly mixed. Spoon into a piping bag and start decorating the cupcakes.

Iced Coffee Topping

½ packet of instant vanilla pudding
1 packet 2-in-1 café Enrista

250ml fresh cream
½ cup milk

Open vanilla pudding and coffee into a small mixing bowl and mix with the ½ cup of cold milk. Allow o set for about 10-15 minutes. In the meantime, whip the cream until it forms soft  peaks. Add the  instant pudding, that has now set and beat until thoroughly mixed. Spoon into a piping bag and start decorating the cupcakes.

Melt a little dark chocolate and make the handles for the cups as well as the straws.

 

Our friends at cafe Enrista have offered to help us grow our Easy Cooking family. Ten eager My easy Cooking followers will each receive a hamper of cafe Enrista products absolutely free and all you have to to qualify for the draw is the following:
1. Invite 10(or more) of your friends to join the My Easy Cooking family via our Subscription in the top right corner of my site or our Face Book page and cc me in on the email. Please use “Try Enrista” as your subject heading. All email addresses are safe with me, I promise not to share with anybody, even our sponsors Enrista. 
2.  Whoever invited the most people will automatically qualify for a hamper.
3.  Whoever is the most creative in their email will also receive a hamper.

4.  The remaining 8 hampers will be drawn using Random.org
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9 Responses to “Iced Coffee Cup cakes – Food 24 Competition!”

  1. Peter M 21 June 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Nina, these are stunning and your family's so lucky to be able to "taste-test" your creations!

  2. vanillasugar 22 June 2011 at 1:17 am #

    those are just fabulous!

  3. bellini 22 June 2011 at 2:10 am #

    These cupcakes go way beyong the ordinary Nina. They are just so creative! Good luck in the competition!!

  4. That Girl 22 June 2011 at 4:43 am #

    The presentation on this is to die for,

  5. Anonymous 22 June 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Hi
    It is my Daughter-in-laws Birthday today, and I think this is going to go down so well with all the food she has made for her dinner party. Many thanks
    Denise

  6. Linda Harding 22 June 2011 at 9:02 am #

    These cupcakes are exquisite! I love the chocolate straws and handles!

  7. PinkPolkaDot 23 June 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Wow, how wonderful, Nins!! This is so cute and very creative!!

  8. Marisa 24 June 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Love the novel presentation!

  9. Sonjasegriffels. 16 July 2011 at 9:51 am #

    These cupcakes were easy and delicious. I didn't have the instant pudding for the topping in stock, so substituted with runny chocolate icing. Will try your very pretty version for special occasion.


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