Just a quickie: warm vanilla cupcakes with chocolate & melted marshmallows

10 Jun


Oh my, this is good. It isn’t often you can quote Homer Simpson in baking but his line in relation to his Flaming Homer cocktail, ‘fire made it good’, can definitely be applied here.

First step: vanilla cupcakes. I’ve been making these babies, courtesy of Australia Women’s Weekly’s ‘Quick Mix Cakes’ book, for yonks. They are one bowl, delicious, fail-proof and never last long! They are hardy enough to withstand being made by little helpers, too. I’ve tweaked the recipe.

As usual I dress my cupcakes with Donna Hay’s dark chocolate glaze which I have blogged about previously.

But here’s the trick: make the cupcakes, allow to cool completely before dressing with the choc glaze. Stud with mini marshmallows. Then, place under the grill [broiler] for a few seconds. Keep an eye on them cause the marshmallow will melt quickly. Eat. And eat and eat. Oh, baby…




125g diced butter at room temperature

good splash vanilla

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1  ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup milk


Preheat oven to 170C and line 2x 12 hole patty pans with liners.

Place everything in the bowl of electric mixer and blend until all combined and smooth.

Place in party pans and bake until golden 17-ish minutes.

Cool on wire racks.

Meanwhile, make the glaze:

Melt 150g best quality dark chocolate with ½ cup pouring cream in a small pan over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Stand for 20 minutes to thicken.

Spread thickly on cold cakes and immediately add mini marshmallows.

Place under a preheated grill until the marshmallows melt and bubble.



13 Responses to “Just a quickie: warm vanilla cupcakes with chocolate & melted marshmallows”

  1. Choc Chip Uru June 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    This is so perfect!!! It gets all gooey and delicious and ooooh 😀
    Love it!
    Also thanks for subscribing to my posts, I hope you enjoy it!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum June 13, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Thank you Choc Chip Uru! Your blog is scrumptious, BTW!

  2. Lisa Warren (@heyLisaWarren) June 13, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Belle, I’m ashamed to admit, I’ve never baked a cupcake from scratch! Thanks for the recipe…I know my kids will love this one.

    • thehungrymum June 13, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      These are beyond easy Lisa – you can do it!

  3. Mama's Gotta Bake June 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    What kid wouldn’t love those. Yum! Melted marshmallows!

    • thehungrymum June 19, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Mmmmm, gooey! Get ’em while they’re warm.

  4. Veggiewitch June 14, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Delicious! ♥

    • thehungrymum June 14, 2012 at 8:42 am #

      They really are – who knew warm + cupcake = yuuuum.

  5. Sabs June 19, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Oh I have such a soft spot (no pun intended haha) for marshmallows! These look divine!

  6. Excuse Me Waiter June 23, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    i can’t resist marshmallows, this looks like a quick way to get my fix 😀

  7. qgciginacor1982 September 2, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Matthew Allen Weblog.

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