Saturday, March 17, 2012

Disappointment Filled Cupcakes

I tried a recipe for filled cupcakes a while back that failed miserably. Well, they tasted great, but they weren't filled at all. When I happened on this it seemed so simple and so perfect!

The Original Pin


Just put a kiss in the middle 5 min. into the baking...that's it?! Sounded too good to be true. And in a way, it was. 

The Pinstrosity


I'm not a huge fan of just plain kisses, so I decided to try both plain kisses and the caramel filled ones to see if they both worked (I was of course hoping the caramel ones would work best). I used half plain kisses and half caramel kisses in the pan to see how they worked.

I also didn't have cup cake papers on hand (I never do), so I did what I always do with cupcakes and floured the pan (you know, that thing we all did before Pam?).

The caramel kisses sunk all the way to the bottom and stuck to the pan. We couldn't get a single caramel kiss cupcake out of the pan with the bottom intact (the cupcake on the right in my picture is the caramel kiss cupcake). And it looked like the chocolate just melted into the cupcake leaving the caramel mess. The plain kiss worked better. It stayed intact and most of them didn't sink all the way to the bottom (the one in the picture is about how all of them were roughly). But...it tasted normal. When you finally reached the center and bit into the kiss, it wasn't all that exciting. It tasted like you took a bite of a cupcake and then put a kiss in your mouth. Now I know this makes it slightly more exciting than the regular cupcake, but it wasn't all that exciting. 

                       

12 comments:

  1. Just the name of this post makes me sad!

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  2. I wonder if flouring the kisses would help it not to sink so much... just a thought. =D

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, there's something to try!

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  3. I have made these so many times! All you need to do is use cupcake papers and put a vanilla wafer at the bottom, then the kiss, then the batter. They are so yummy, I promise!!

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    1. That's a great idea!! The addition of the wafer would be another element, so it would be more exciting than just cupcake and kiss.

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  4. I'm thinking you could also half cook the cupcakes and once the batter was a bit thicker then add the kiss?

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  5. I found a recipe for molten chocolate cupcakes (Martha, of course) to make for my Grandma's 75th birthday. You are supposed to serve them warm with ice cream. I figured if I let them cool to room temp and then frosted them, they would be "filled" cupcakes instead. It totally worked! (with no test baking before the big party, phew!)

    It calls for making small 1" balls of ganache, which are then completely frozen. You fill the cupcake tin 2/3 each, and then pop the ganache ball -fresh from the freezer- into each one, and then straight into the oven. So, my suggestion would be to freeze whatever candy you are using as filling so it heats up slower than the cupcake batter will as it bakes. Note that I haven't tried this method, but it worked for ganache (melted chocolate+heavy cream, refrigerated), so it would probably work for chocolate candies.

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  6. I tried this adding the kisses before baking and after. I used Creme de Menthe kisses and caramel kisses. If you add the kisses, turned upside down, right after the brownies come out of the oven they don't sink to the bottom and burn. I want to try this using mini muffin tins so that you get more kiss per brownie.

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  7. I make pb cup cupcakes and I put the a mini reese inside (not the new really tiny minis). I freeze the reese cups, put the batter in the cupcakes cups, put the reese cup inside and bake. I top it with pb buttercream and chopped reeses. YUM!

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  8. This exact thing happened to me with chocolate-covered cherries in chocolate cupcakes :(

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  9. For a foods class my daughter had last year they used yellow cake mix and dropped a half teaspoon of mini choc chip cookie dough in the middle. Being done right at the end of class they put them hot into quart bags which kept them very moist for a few days. The cookie dough replaces the need for frosting because they are very sweet.

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  10. I recently made these cupcakes with Rolos and Milky Way bites. I used a box cake mix but instead of following the ingredients on the back I used the oil it called for (1/2 cup I believe), 1 cup of buttermilk and 4 eggs. Put a little at the bottom, add your candy, top with a little more. It's thick and dense enough that the candy doesn't sink.

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