I have to admit when I saw the challenge over at Iron Cupcake, I wasn’t too excited since I’m not exactly a spicy/chili person, but then again, it is a challenge after all and the prizes were just too good to not even attempt xDDD So I thought hard and got inspired from my first blog entry, Creme Brulee. I also wanted to include some fruit So without further adieu, I present to you, my Iron Cupcake: Earth entry!
Caramel Chili Cupcakes (triple C’s woohoo!) with Banana Buttercream Frosting
Now for the taste, the cake is moist and has a nice crunch when you bite it from the caramel. The chili flavor is more of an aftertaste since you can only taste it until after you swallow and then you can feel your tongue and throat getting hot. The frosting goes pretty well with the cake too.
Makes 6 cupcakes
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup AP flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cream
2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
2 chilis (I used a local chili called, Sili Labuyong)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
In a small saucepan, heat milk and sugar until it boils while stirring occassionaly. Lower the heat until it thickens. Turn of heat and let cool.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Place cream in a mug and heat in microwave til boiling (make sure to cover the mug).
Whisk egg yolks, brown sugar and vanilla. While, whisking continuously, pour hot cream into egg mixture.
In a small bowl, split open chili and mix with vinegar. Discard the chili and the seeds.
Pour vinegar-chili mixture to the egg mixture. Pour the caramel mixture to the egg mixture. Add oil and milk. Add dry ingredients.
Pour batter until 3/4 full into liners. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
Banana Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup bananas, mashed
Beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and bananas.
So don’t forget and go mark your calendars! The last day to get your entries in is August 29th! And if you wanna join, you can head over to Iron Cupcake:Earth and sign up! You can win COOL prizes like:
Voting begins on August 31, so if you like my entry, vote for me! LOL But if not, that’s okay! Hahahaha xD