Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Here I Go Again

Yep, I'm trying again. I am entering the IronCupcake Earth Challenge, and maybe this time I will win. What is the IronCupcake Earth you ask...well, it's a monthly worldwide competition where bakers make yummy cupcakes based on that month's theme. And even though I have great family and friends who voted their butts off, I didn't win last time partly due to my lack of reading the full write-up on how the winner is picked. Oh, well, I had fun making my last entire, and I had fun making this on too. This month's theme is winter warm-up, so instantly I thought of hot chocolate. But I didn't want to do just a simple hot chocolate cupcake, so I decided to reverse mine. For this month's challenge I made a Reverse Hot Chocolate Cupcake (at least that's what I'm calling it). So my cupcake is a Marshmallow Cupcake, filled with Chocolate Ganache and topped with Chocolate Ganache and a few marshmallow. I found a recipe online for a Snowflake Marshmallow Cupcakes by Gail Wagman' Cupcake Galore, and then changed the recipe a little to come up with my cupcake.

And just like last time, you all get to vote and maybe help me win some wonderful prizes. What are the wonderful prizes you ask, well to begin with there is The Demy by Key Ingredient (check it out here And then there are the books Hello, Cupcake by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson ( and The Cake Doctor Returns! by Anne Byrne ( Plus fun cupcakes accessories from Bella Cupcake Couture (, the Cupcake Stacker from Gourmac ( and Beautiful Bakeing Liners by Vestli House ( And last but certainly not least Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Bakery & Cupcakey Supply ( How could you not want to enter this challenge with all these goodies up for grabs.

So below is my recipe for marshmallow cupcakes and pictures of the assembled cupcake.

Marshmallow Cupcakes:

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1/2c mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350

Combine flour and baking powder and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated.
Add flour mixture and milk alternatively, starting and ending with the flour.
Blend in marshmallow fluff and marshmallow.
Fill muffin tray 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean when stuck into the center of a cupcake.

Once your cupcakes are cooled, it's time to fill them with yummy ganache. Using a circle cutter and knife, I cut a cone shape out of each cupcake.

Fill each center with ganache (sorry for the picture quality, I forget to turn the flash on sometimes)

Put the tops back on the cupcakes.

Cover the cupcakes with more ganache to finish your creation.

Then just for fun and presentation, I put a few marshmallow on top to really finish the cupcake off.
Also, I just wanted to say thank you to all my tatse testers on this one. Glad you liked the cupcake.

So if you think this looks good, please go vote for me. (please, please,please) Voting will begin no later than Thursday, January 28th 8:00pm and last until Thursday, February 3rd at 12 noon CST. You can go to Nobody Puts Cupcake in a Corner at to vote for me (please,please, please). And if you would like to find out more about IronCupcake Earth, please go to

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