Monday, August 16, 2010

Trying to be a hero!!

My first food competition ever. I am excited. I am entering into cupcake hero. This month's theme ingredient is raspberries.

I knew I wanted to enter the competition but had no idea what to enter. Raspberries seem to play well with just about everything. When I was finally decided. I had chosen a white chocolate chunk and macadamia nut cupcake from Fergal Connoly's book 500 cupcakes, into which I would INJECT raspberry jam. Yes inject, not just hollow out and fill, no I wanted an excuse to use my stainless steel Cajun injector and this was a perfect one. Since I had raspberries and white chocolate I decided to have dipped raspberries adorn the tops.

Here is the final product.

1 cup sweet butter softened
1 cup superfine sugar
2 cups self rising flour
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 oz white chocolate coating dip

preheat the oven to 350
combine all cupcake ingredients
in large bowl beat with electric mixer until smooth 2-3 minutes
spoon batter into cups bake for 20 minutes.
After cooled inject a teaspoon of jelly into center of each cupcake frost with jam and top with dipped raspberry.

The result was actually better then expected. The savory shortbread like flavor of the cupcake was just waiting for the sweet raspberry jam to come along. Now comes the hard part, trying to name my creation. I was undecided on if I should have a descriptive name or a fun name and since this is the last day to enter I just choose both! So here it goes these are "Raspberry injected, white chocolate chunk, toasted macadamia nut cupcakes with raspberry jam and a white chocolate coated raspberry on top. (aka white raspberry extravaganza)"


  1. That injector sounds awesome and these cupcakes do too with the macadamia nuts especially. Welcome to CH!

  2. I would never had thought to use an injector to fill cupcakes - fantastic idea! Your cupcakes sound delicious! Welcome to Cupcake Hero and good luck.