Let’s just go ahead and let the Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes do the talking…
Yes. I am thoroughly satisfied with myself.
Soft and light vanilla cupcakes. Glossy chocolate ganache. Slightly sweetened whipped cream. Slivered almonds. Jimmies. Cherry on top.
I love life.
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes
from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
makes 12 cupcakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
a scant 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or use a handheld beater and beat on slow speed until the mixture is a sandy consistency and everything is combined. Gradually pour in half of the milk and beat until the milk is just incorporated.
Whisk the egg, vanilla and remaining milk together in a separate bowl for a few seconds, then pour into the flour mixture and continue beating until just incorporated. Scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side or the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Continue mixing until the batter is smooth. Just a few minutes. Do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into paper lined muffin tins, dividing between the 12 cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool slightly in the pan, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (I used chocolate chunks)
1/4 cup heavy cream
Put chocolate chips in a small bowl. Bring cream to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan. Pour cream evenly over chocolate. Let stand for one minute to soften, then stir until smooth. If frosting is too loose to spread, let it sit at room temperature for 10 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, frosting will continue to thicken as it stands.
Top vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache, slightly sweetened whipped cream, slivered almonds and a cherry.
Cupcakes are cute, anyway. But dressing them up this way is adorable! And what a yummy combination of flavors!
Nikki (Pennies on a Platter)
Holy cow, Joy! I love your creativity! And, you’re right, the sundaes did all the talking. :)
Wow, these look great. Never a dull moment with you Joy!
I’ve just been for a run and despite leaving this page up on my laptop, these lovely cupcakes were completely conspicuous by their absence on my return. What’s up with that? Anyone would think my family can’t cook or something.
your dishes are just ridiculously too cute.
oh, and those cupcakes look delicious too :)
joy, no words can explain how AMAZING this cupcake is. i made it last night for my friends birthday and EVERYONEE loved them! i even added some chocolate ganache in the middle so they all got a little surprise when the took a big bite!
work is never to dreadful when i’m reading your blogs!! thank youuu!
these look soooo adorable!!