Cupcakes are otherwise called fairy cakes, bun, or patty cakes. Cupcakes are usually small in size that is enough to serve one person. It is baked in small paper cups or aluminum cups. Similar to large-sized cakes, cupcakes are also decorated with fillings and toppings. It is interesting to note that more than 770,000,000 cupcakes were eaten by Americans in the year 2012. Cupcakes are usually made using an interesting measurement: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs. Additionally, raisins and chocolate chips are also added. Cupcakes are chosen to serve in almost all weddings as a tradition. It is generally made of a sponge topped with icing sugar and other toppings. Preparing a cupcake is very easy because its measurement of ingredients is very easy. Filled cupcakes are always top in many customers’ wish lists. Let’s have a look into how to make filling and filled cupcakes.
Prepare Right Base
Prepare a sturdy base for the cupcakes that should be strong enough even after the center part is removed. It should not crumble in one bite. You can make creamy cupcakes, oil-based cupcakes, and even gluten-free cupcakes. You should avoid sponge cakes. cakes having a chunky mix, and without cake texture. Use a soft and sturdy cupcake. Do not add fillings that go melting at room temperature or go strong at RT. Also, avoid runny and highly viscous filing. Below are few tips for preparing the best fillings for your cupcakes.
Add Right Fillings
The name, filled cupcakes themselves indicate the importance of fillings, So choose the right fillings for your cupcakes. You can prepare any frosting, curd, pastry cream, or fruit spread for filing.
Cookies And Cream
Take 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons of sugar with ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix this with ¾ cup of crushed chocolate cookies and the filling is ready.
Take 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon water in a saucepan and heat on medium flame. Add ½ cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, and allow it to get thicker. Take out from the flame and add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, ½ tablespoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cool it and fold it inside ½ cup of toasted chopped pecans and shredded coconut and ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate.
Melt 1⁄4 cup cream along with ¾ cup chocolate-covered peppermint cream in a bowl. Cool it and fill it in a squeeze bottle.
Core Your Cupcakes
You should core the cupcakes for adding the filling you have prepared. You should remove the center part of the cupcake. A special corer is available for this purpose. It has a ¾” diameter and 2” height.
Add Your Fillings
Now the cupcake is ready for the filling. Using a piping bag, spoon, or teaspoon cookie scoop will do this depending on the type of filling you want to add. Allow the fillings to settle by chilling up. Note the cupcake is ready for garnishing with toppings and frostings. You can draw different designs on your own and enjoy your cupcakes.
These cupcakes are a very delightful recipe to have at times of relaxation and fun. This article gives an idea of preparing cupcakes. Bake your cakes and have a fun-filled time.