Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes with Chocolate Shell

These cutie cupcakes are made with cherry cola, and even have a cherry baked into the center of them! The cupcake was piped high with whipped cream frosting and then glazed with a chocolate shell …and a cherry on top of course!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
adapted from Nigella Lawson's 'How to be a Domestic Goddess'
makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/2 Cups flour
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 Cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup marachino cherry syrup
24 marachino cherries
whipped cream frosting
ice-cream chocolate shell

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla in a second bowl. In a saucepan, boil the Coca-Cola, and cherry syrup gently for five minutes. Melt in the butter and cocoa powder.

3. Pour into the dry ingredients, stir well with a wooden spoon, and then add the liquid ingredients, beating until everything is blended.

4. Pour into the cupcake pans and push a cherry into the center of each cupcake. Bake for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

5. When cool frost with whipped cream. Drizzle on chocolate glaze and top with a marachino cherry.

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