Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Recipe: Rocky Mountain Cupcakes

I really love the taste of Rocky Road bars so I decided that I would try and recreate a version in a cupcake form. So I came across this recipe from the recipe book called 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies and other tempting treats and thought I would give it ago and this is how I did it:
140g Margarine or soft butter
140g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
150g Self-Raising Flour
3 Eggs lightly beaten
55g Cocoa Powder

To decorate the cupcakes:
5oz Margarine
10oz Icing Sugar
1M Wilton Piping Nozzle
Disposable Piping Bag
Mini Marshmallows
Honey comb

How to make:
1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (gas mark 4) and line the bun trays with bun cases (makes around 10-12 buns) 
2. Using an electric hand mixer beat together margarine and caster sugar, and then beat in the vanilla extract
3. Add in the eggs and beat slowly
4. Sift the flour and coco powder and fold into the mixture
5. Spoon the mixture into the bun cases and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch
How to Decorate:
1. Place margarine and icing sugar into a bowl and mix together to form butter cream
2. Place mixture into a piping bag and create a swirl shape on top of the bun
3. Sprinkle your chosen toppings onto the icing I picked marshmallows and honeycomb pieces and  then covered with a chocolate icing pen on top

To be honest because Rocky-road bars look quite messy it doesn't really matter how neat the Mountain Cupcakes need to look.