Soft-Serve Cupcakes

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Soft Serve Cupcakes

During Winter, there are often days where I long for the beach (as I’m sure is the case with a lot of people). I long for that slight salt taste on my lips, the smell of sunscreen and the joy I feel watching my kids play in the water. I also long for the taste of sweet, extremely creamy Soft Serve ice cream. Preferably with chocolate dip and a flake.

So when thinking of new ideas for cupcakes, I thought a Soft Serve Cupcake would be an awesome idea. Combining two of my great loves? Genius!

Soft Serve Cupcakes

During the process of experimenting, I made the stupid mistake of adding cream to my chocolate while it melted (making more of a ganache than the normal melted chocolate used for dipping a Soft serve ice cream), so the result was a lot ‘runnier’ and much shinier than the matte almost crispy ‘cap’ of chocolate we are all used to. But nevertheless, it still tasted amazing and the glossiness actually works quite nicely on the photo’s. I also, for some reason, really struggled to find Flakes (a very flaky chocolate) anywhere that day but if you find them, stick them in the buttercream before dunking the cupcakes! You can thank me later!

Soft Serve Cupcakes

Serves 12

200g Cake flour
150g Castor sugar
125g Butter, Room Temperature
125ml Milk
2 Large eggs
2.5ml Salt
10ml Baking Powder
Frosting
100g unsalted butter, room temperature
400g icing sugar, sifted
7.5ml vanilla extract
50ml cream
300g chocolate
12 flake chocolates

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° and place cupcake papers in a muffin tin.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat until the batter is smooth.
  3. Divide the batter between the cupcake cups and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before placing on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, beat the butter until pale and fluffy. Beat in the icing sugar and mix for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Add the cream slowly whilst mixing until you have reached the desired consistency.
  8. Pipe the icing onto the cupcakes and place a flake into the buttercream. Place the cupcakes in the fridge for the frosting to set.
  9. When the frosting is hard, melt the chocolate and allow to cool slightly.
  10. Quickly dip each cupcake into the chocolate and hold upside down for the excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack and allow to set.
Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • http://blogs.food24.com/gold Baglady

    Looks just like a real soft-serve. a really splendid idea.

  • gloeiwurmpie

    wow, it looks so good I think I am going to cry!

  • http://pinkpolkadotfood.wordpress.com pinkpolkadot

    I am missing summer and soft serve now!

  • Nicole

    i want one!! like now …………….

  • http://thenovicehousewife.wordpress.com Shumaila

    Thia looks so freakin’ good! Want to have one now!

  • http://arenacreative.com ArenaCreative Stock Imagery

    Chocoholics everywhere rejoice!! Mmmm I wanna lick the screen.

  • http://www.lifeundeveloped.wordpress.com Vanessa

    Holy moly. These look awesome. Love the idea of resembling soft serve!

  • http://crevette-dans-la-marmite.over-blog.com/ crevette

    They look like so delicious! Yummy!

  • http://dofoodbetter.com Linda Carmical

    OMGoodness.

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