Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

There are so many recipes out there for cakes with Oreos in them and I’m going to throw another one into the mix.

Get over it…

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes!!!

  • 225g Unsalted Butter
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Self-raising Flour
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • Pack of Oreos

for icing

  • 375g Icing Sugar
  • 225g Unsalted Butter
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pack of Oreos

Get your oven preheated to 175°C. Whack some cases into muffin tins, you might get 18 cakes but the way I fill I only ever get around 15.

Sod it, beat all the cake ingredients together except the Oreos, once pale, crush a packet of Oreos in and give a good mix. Fill the cake cases, stick in the oven for 20 minutes. Take out and cool on a wire rack.

When you want to ice them, beat the hell out of the icing sugar, butter and salt. Crush another packet of Oreos into the icing and mix up. Dollop big spoons of icing onto each cake and then ram them in your face hole.

That’s it, there’s nothing to them really. I usually use half and half original Oreos and Chocolate ones but the shop didn’t have any. But there’s nothing stopping you adding any cream filled biscuit like Bourbons or Custard creams. Experiment a bit, sub in 50g cocoa or even custard powder for 50g of the flour. You could even go mental and forget the cream part and stick something like Jammie Dodgers or Viscounts in there.

Oreo cupcakes

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Caramelicious Brownies

WARNING!!! These brownies do not contain drugs. Having just Googled to find out how to spell caramelicious I have discovered that this word mainly brings back results for marijuana. Learn something new everyday thanks to Google. If you are looking to make brownies with drugs in then just follow this recipe and bang some in, I’m not going to stop you.

Mrs TramP finished her current job last week and very kindly told people I’m good at making brownies, meaning I had to make her some to take in. Cheers. I would never say I’m good at baking. I’m alright, I can follow a recipe, mix stuff up, and know when to take stuff out of the oven.

Lets get down to business…

Caramelicious Brownies!!!

  • 4 eggs
  • 100g Pecans
  • 350g Granulated Sugar
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 175g Unsalted Butter
  • 2tsp Vanilla
  • 100g Dark Chocolate
  • 50g Dark Chocolate for the top
  • 250g of toffees
  • 5tbsp Double Cream
  • Drugs (optional)

When you are ready to bake you need the oven preheated to 180°C. Don’t put it on yet, this will take a little while.

First up, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of water and be gentle about it. If you have read any of my other blogs with chocolate being melted you will know you need to be gentle. It just saves time having to wait for it to cool down. Once melted, add the sugar, eggs, vanilla and beat that bad boy up. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix. Crush the pecans a bit and stir in (add drugs at this point if that’s what you are into).

Pour about half the mix in a pre-lined tin. I used a 9 inch square tin, but anything similar overall size will do. Whack the tin in the fridge for about 20 mins while you melt the toffees. I’ve made these in the past without putting the mix in the fridge and ended up with some toffee seepage.

Melt the toffees in a saucepan along with the double cream. Let it cool down a bit before pouring about 3/4 over the brownie mix that should have firmed up in the fridge. Leave a gap round the edge or the toffee will ooze out the sides. Bang the rest of the brownie mix on top and stick in the pre-heated oven for 40 minutes.

Now I like a gooey brownie, maybe too gooey for some people. If you want them firmer then leave them in for another five minutes but no more than ten or the only thing moist about them will be the toffee.

Leave them to cool down in the tin for a bit before taking out and cooling fully on a wire rack. Melt the other 50g of chocolate and reheat the left over toffee mix so that it is pourable again. Alternating between chocolate and toffee try and create a Jackson Pollock. Mrs TramP randomly picked up a bag of honey comb so I added some of this with the pecans and sprinkled some on top. What do you mean this wasn’t in the recipe, I’ll do what I like.

There you have it, Caramelicious Brownies, with or without drugs…

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