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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

By omadan (GoodFood Community)
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  • Makes 6 medium sized cakes
I made this recipe a few weeks ago and I’m yet to find a more deliciously peculiar cupcake!
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Ingredients

Cupcake mix (makes 6 medium cupcakes)

  • 50g Self raising flour
  • 50g Caster sugar (superfine)
  • 50g Butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg

Butter Frosting:

  • 50g Self raising flour
  • 50g Caster sugar (superfine)
  • 50g Butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Sprinkle of vanilla
  • Milk – no more than 4 tablespoons
  • Blue food colouring

Decoration:

  • 50g Self raising flour
  • 50g Caster sugar (superfine)
  • 50g Butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Sprinkle of vanilla
  • Milk – no more than 4 tablespoons
  • Blue food colouring
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Cookies (any brand)
  • Chocolate chips

Method

  • STEP 1
    1.Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place paper cases into a muffin tin
  • STEP 2
    2.Using an electric whisk, food processor or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • STEP 3
    3.Add in the egg, beating it well
  • STEP 4
    4.Fold in the flour
  • STEP 5
    5.Bake in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. If not, pop the cakes back in the oven for a few more minutes. Lift the cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • STEP 6
    Butter Frosting Recipe: Mix the unsalted butter, icing sugar and vanilla
  • STEP 7
    1.Add the tablespoons of milk, one tablespoon at a time and stir in well
  • STEP 8
    2.Whisk for 10 minutes
  • STEP 9
    3.Take out 4-5 tablespoons of the mixture and keep in a separate bowl
  • STEP 10
    4.Add the blue food colouring to the remaining mixture. Stir well.
  • STEP 11
    Decoration Recipe: 1.Once the cupcakes are cooled, cover them in the blue butter frosting.
  • STEP 12
    2.Next make the coloured coconut. Add a few drops of food colouring to the coconut and coat thoroughly. Spread the coconut out on wax paper to air dry for a couple hours. To make the coconut better resemble the Cookie Monster’s furry coat, you can pulse the coconut in a food processor.
  • STEP 13
    3.Sprinkle the tinted blue desiccated coconut over the cupcakes.
  • STEP 14
    4.To make the eyes, pipe out two balls of white butter icing (use a baggie with the corner snipped off if you don’t have a pastry bag)
  • STEP 15
    5.Add a chocolate chip, with the flat surface facing upwards, to each ball of white butter frosting
  • STEP 16
    6.Use a sharp knife to make a cut for the mouth and wedge in your favourite cookie
  • STEP 17
    7.Enjoy….and try not to eat them all at once!
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