after the long few weeks with zero baking activities in my kitchen, i finally baked again! and guess what i've decided to make! ^_^
it's chocolate cupcakes with cream filling!!! they look just like the hostess cupcakes. they're little hostess cupcakes wanna-bes! but guess what, they're much better than those you can find in the supermarket! no weird chemical ingredients in these little wanna-bes ^_^.
the cake recipe is just a variation of the chiffon cake that i always make, so making it was a piece of cake! (get it? a piece of cake!!!)
the cream filling is made of marshmallow cream, sugar, cream and some butter. i wasn't satisfied with the taste of the filling. i added some triple sec (orange liqueur), but that wasn't enuf. i knew there was only one thing that can satisfy my taste.... so on to my last resort, my favourite liqueur, the dark myer's rum. these cupcakes are definitely not made for kids! ha~
the top is then glazed with some bittersweet chocolate ganache. i was having a tiny bit difficulties getting the filling inside the cakes. i was worry that the cupcakes would burst. as the result, some of the cakes only gets very little fillings. however, i think that's not such a bad thing as the cakes are already quite sweet.
i only made a dozen of these wanna-bes. they didn't make it through the weekend. i gave 4 to my friends... and ate the rest with my hubby~!! it must be the myer's rum. i feel like i should be working out now! haha ^_^.