Friday, August 29, 2008

Recipe for Mexican Cupcake Shots

This is my entry of Iron Cupcake: Earth. When I first heard about this competition and it’s great prizes ( from ETSY artist CAKESPY, JESSIE STEELE APRONS, CUPCAKE COURIER and TASTE OF HOME) I got very excited :) it’s fun to have one ingredient and work out your cupcake creation around it! And to win prizes for it? Bonus! The ingredient was chili peppers so I thought long and hard… I wanted something different but not too different so that people wouldn’t be willing to try it… so introducing my Mexican Chocolate Cupcake Shots :D

Dark chocolate cinnamon chili cupcake with chocolate tequila chilli ganache and topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a slice of chili.

Cupcake Shots:
100g dark chocolate
100g butter, chopped
70g caster sugar
60g plain flour
20g self-raising flour
3 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 eggs
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Chocolate Ganache

50g milk chocolate
50g dark chocolate

1/3 cup thickened cream
1/4 cup tequila
½ teaspoon chili powder

Cupcake Instructions:

Preheat oven to 160 Degrees Celsius.

Melt the dark chocolate and butter together and stir until combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well until the batter looks fudgy.

Spoon into small cupcake patty pans and fill it ¾ to the top.

Bake for about 15 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Ganache Instructions

Bring the cream to boil in a small saucepan and turn off the heat. Add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts and is well combined. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and add the tequila and chili powder.

Wait till ganache thickens and then spoon it on top of the cupcake shots. Sprinkle with cinnamon and for decoration purposes, you can serve it with a fresh slice of chili.

How to Eat Mexican Cupcake Shots!

The key is that the cupcakes have to be baked in mini patty pans, so that you can pop it in your mouth in one go. Just like a shot :) The chocolate is rich and sweet and the chili and tequila gives it a really good kick!

Monday, August 18, 2008

RSPCA Cupcake Day is here!

A big THANK YOU to all that donated and helped out! Over 200 cupcakes were baked (the most i've ever baked at a time!) this weekend and about $550 was raised. I was so tried at the end and didn't end up taking a picture of all the cupcakes.

There were 4 different types of cupcakes and today we delivered over 40 boxes of cupcakes to our workplace. I'm glad the day went without dramas and that everyone was happy with what they got :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

RSPCA Cupcake Day!

Monday 18 August is RSPCA Cupcake Day!

I'lll be baking cupcakes to sell on that day and would really appreaciate your support. By purchasing cupcakes, you will be supporting the thousands of animals the RSPCA care for everyday. 100% of proceeds will go to the RSPCA. To find out more about the day go to:

Cupcakes on offer:
  • Plain vanilla/chocolate cupcakes with animal model icing decorations
  • Strawberry Delight: Vanilla cupcake with stawberry white chocolate icing
  • Triple chocolate cupcake: Dark chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate icing and white chocolate sprinkles.
  • Chainana Cupcake: Banana cupcakes with Chai flavoured frosting topped with walnuts.
2 for $6 or 4 for $10

Pre-order and reserve your cupcakes now. Just leave me a comment with the quantites and type would like. Why not buy a dozen for your work/school/friends? You'll be helping all animals great and small :)

You can pick up the cupcakes (Sydney City) or I will deliver within the Sydney city area if you donate over $30. If both those options don't suit you, contact me and we can organise something.

Cupcakes are available for sale in Sydney only... however donations are welcome from everywhere.

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