Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes Recipe
Cute Ice Cream Cakes
I love making cupcakes almost as much as I enjoy eating them. I love the prettiness of colourful butter cream icing and lovely cup cake cases.
I am always looking for something different, either a new flavour or something with fancy icing or glitter.
Cupcakes are a simple thing to make for my family, and the cute individual cakes are much more appealing than making one large cake.
I had heard of '99' cupcakes, but had never really seen them before. So, I decided to make my own with simple ingredients which go well together. Many of the ingredients are found in my pantry at home and are very easy to find in the supermarket.
How to Make Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes
What You Need:
- 4oz Caster Sugar
- 4oz Unsalted Butter
- 4oz Self Raising Flour
- 2 Medium Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Cupcake Cases
Makes 10 Cupcakes
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Use an electric whisk and cream together the caster sugar and butter. Once soft, spoon in the flour and gradually add the eggs whilst still whisking.
Fold in the remainder of the flour with a spoon, ensuring the mixture is airy.
Set out the cupcake cases on a baking tray and spoon in the mixture into each case. Fill the case halfway with mixture.
Put the cakes in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Check them regularly. They are cooked when they spring back when pressed on the top.
Leave on a wire rack to cool.
Make the Ice Cream Topping
Actually, it isn't ice cream at all. It is actually a cream cheese frosting, which gives it a fresh taste and a white appearance. Add vanilla for flavour. Here is what you need:
- 2oz Unsalted Butter
- 4oz Full Fat Cream Cheese
- 9oz Icing Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 - 2 Chocolate Flakes, cut into 2 cm pieces
How To Make The Frosting:
Whisk together the butter and cream cheese until it is smooth and free of any lumps. Add the vanilla essence.
Sieve in the icing sugar and whisk into the mixture. Do this gradually. Once all of the icing sugar is mixed in, check that the frosting is quite thick. Always add a little more icing sugar if need be.
Use a spoon or a piping bag and swirl on the cream cheese frosting. Layer it on to make it look like an ice cream cone.
Once you have topped your cupcakes, place a piece of flake into the top of each one. The vanilla essence makes it taste like ice cream, but these cakes won't melt!
Make For Any Occasion
Make these cupcakes for any occasion or party. They will impress guests and keep them guessing, when it looks like ice cream but tastes like cake.
Try making them for a children's party, for friends and family or for a picnic. You could even set a theme for a garden party wedding and have your ice cream cupcakes on a stand for guests to help themselves.
Try making these lovely cakes. They taste like heaven!
© 2013 Emma Kisby