Grandparents Coffee Cup Cake

grandparents coffee cup cake

Here’s a special treat for our beloved grandparents which I’m sure they’ll love.  If you haven’t gotten them anything yet for Grandparent’s Day yesterday, then how ow about making this for them? Nothing says “I care” more than something you made yourself.

This treat’s recipe come from the good folks at The Maya Kitchen.

Grandparents Coffee Cup Cake

1 package MAYA Oven Toaster Butter Cake Mix 200g
¼ cup butter
2 pieces eggs
½ cup water

Buttercream frosting:
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fresh milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Ganache:
100 grams dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon butter

Fondant Icing:
2 tablespoons shortening
2 cups white miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon water
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
food color
miniature mallows

Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Grease and line 2-3 ceramic coffee cups. Set aside.

Prepare Cake: In a bowl, cream butter until soft. Blend in the eggs and water. Add the cake mix and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth, about 80-100 strokes. Pour onto prepared coffee cups until 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Unmold and cool in wire rack. Trim the cake into the shape of a cup. Set aside scraps.

Prepare frosting: Using a mixer bowl, cream butter and shortening. Add in salt, milk and flavorings while slowly incorporating the powdered sugar to the butter mixture. Continue mixing at medium speed until mixture becomes fluffy. Add milk, if necessary, to achieve the desired consistency. Set aside.

Prepare Chocolate Ganache: In a medium bowl over simmering water, heat cream and butter until mixture comes to boil then add in chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and the mixture becomes smooth. Set aside.

Prepare Fondant: Brush the bowl and rubber scraper or wooden spoon with shortening. Set aside. In a bowl over simmering water, melt marshmallows with water. Once melted, pour the melted marshmallows on a work surface dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Knead gradually. The fondant is ready when it is firm enough and can be formed into a ball. Color the fondant according to your liking. Design as desired.

To Assemble: Get one piece of cup cake. Cover the whole sides of cup cake with frosting then cut out fondant to cover cake to create a cup. To create the handle, cover a thin piece of scrap cake with frosting, cover with fondant and attach to the side of the cup cake using toothpick. Top with chocolate ganache. Arrange miniature mallows on top. Serve chilled.

Yield: 2-3 Coffee Cup Cakes



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