After posting an image of this naughty little thing on Twitter, I was hounded* with pleas on how to create him. *Okay, maybe I made that bit up…
To make roughly 12 of these you will need
– One jar of Marshmallow Fluff (available from most supermarkets)
– 100g plain flour
– 20g cocoa powder
– 140g caster sugar
– 40g butter
– one egg
– 120ml whole milk
– 1tbsp baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting will need
– 70g butter
-150g icing sugar
– whatever is left of the marshmallow fluff, roughly 100g
– six marshmallow snowballs, to decorate
Preheat the over to 170°c and put 12 cases into your muffin tray. Put the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a bowl and get mixing! I do this by hand, but feel free to use an electric mixer if you have it. Once it looks a bit grainy, it should be ready. Next, whisk up your milk, egg and vanilla in a jug and pour half of this into the mixture.
Once it’s combined, scrape down the sides and add the rest. Make sure it is lump free and then spoon into your cake cases. They should take 20-25 minutes to bake, and should be springy to touch. To test if they’re ready, I stick a knife into the middle – if it comes out without chocolate goo, they’re good to go.
Once you have created the chocolate cakes and they have cooled down a little, you should cut a little circle out of them middle – kind of like when you make butterfly cakes, but a bit deeper. Then, scoop in some marshmallow fluff. A good thing I find to do is to cut the ‘lid’ of the cake as thinly as possible – of course, you should then eat the bits of leftover cake to ‘test’ the yumminess. Place your lid on top and then get ready to pile on the frosting.
The frosting is pretty simple, as you mix up the butter and icing. Start slowly, and only add a bit of icing at a time so that you don’t cover your kitchen with icing sugar! Once you feel it is all mixed in, start adding spoonfuls of fluff and mixing that in as well. Then, dollop a spoonful onto the cake and smush it around so that it hides the secret cake lid. Finally, cut a snowball in half and place it on top.
Voila! Ridiculously impressive cupcakes that are actually pretty easy to do!
Please let me know if you try making these, I’d love to hear how you get on 🙂